Thursday, March 31, 2016

OU, Athens partner to offer free public transit to OU students, employees "On Wednesday, Athens Mayor Steve Patterson and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis announced a pilot partnership that will allow the Ohio University ID to serve as a fare card for unlimited travel on the Athens Public Transit (APT) system beginning July 1, 2016. The Bobcat Pass pilot program is intended to significantly increase access to a large population within Athens County. The pilot phase will last one year and will be funded by Ohio University’s Transportation and Parking Department."

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ohio Survey: Nearly 80 percent believe they will benefit from expanded public transportation

WLWT Home: "92.2 percent agree that ensuring that the system provides transportation to seniors, students, workers and people without cars is essential to the economy and the basic quality of life, even if they don't use public transit personally.
79.5 percent agree with people who say that they will, in some way, benefit by having expanded and improved bus and public transit services in Hamilton County, even though they may not use transit personally.
58.4 percent think connecting people to jobs is the highest priority for local bus transportation to improve the quality of life in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. "