The Linn County Transportation Advisory Group works on improving mobility and transportation options in the community.
In November 2012, the group launched the 365ride.org website to help the community become better aware of area transportation services and find solutions for unmet needs. People can also call 365-RIDE (365-7433) for assistance.
The phone service, 365-RIDE (365-7433), will initially be available from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Callers will be able to ask questions related to local public transit providers, private transportation companies and ways to best use these services. Operators will also work with callers to look for solutions to their unmet transportation needs; contacting local providers and working to match needs with services. Staffing support for this phone service is provided through Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS).
Geonetric built the website in 2012 as part of its Operation Overnight event.
United Way’s Interest
Transportation is fundamental to every aspect of the work United Way does. Each of the United Way’s 5 community goals are impacted by the effectiveness and efficiency of transportation. Be it a trip to a doctor’s appointment or a ride to a job interview it is vital that our community members have ready access to transportation to achieve success. Because of the impact that transportation has on our work, we appreciate the Transportation Advisory Group’s work to establish this service.