(Audio) RYDE Transit Excited To Take Part in Nebraska Public Transit Week 2021, April 11-17

(Audio) RYDE Transit Excited To Take Part in Nebraska Public Transit Week 2021, April 11-17
Courtesy/Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska.
April 7th, 2021 | bbrogan

Kearney, Neb. — Several agencies have organized their efforts to highlight Nebraska Public Transit Week, April 11 through April 17. Among them is RYDE Transit, which serves seven counties in central Nebraska — Buffalo; Adams; Dawson; Hamilton; Franklin; Kearney and Gosper counties. It provides public transportation in rural and urban areas under its parent agency, Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska. RYDE Transportation Director Charles McGraw says Public Transit Week offers a way to build awareness…

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic decreasing the need for Nebraskans to travel in 2020, public transit recorded over 2.7 million passenger boardings. Transit providers traveled over 5.7 million miles to get Nebraskans where they needed to go. Five-point-eight percent of households in Nebraska do not have access to a vehicle. For thousands of Nebraskans, public transit provides a connection to medical care, education, jobs, and other vital services.

McGraw says even with the challenges of the the pandemic, his agency provided transportation services, safely and efficiently…

During Public Transit Week, RYDE Transit is celebrating its commitment to rural transit by offering demand-response service, similar to what Nebraskans experience with rideshare programs such as Lyft and Uber.

Lexington passengers need to call 308.324.3670. The number for the Kearney office is 308.865.5677. Rides need to be reserved 24 hours ahead of time.

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