‘RAMP’ing up transportation in Greene

A new pilot program designed to improve transportation services in rural areas is set to launch May 1 in Greene County…

the Rural County Mobility Platform (RAMP) held a kickoff event at the Greene County Fairgrounds to spread the word about the supplemental transportation service.

While Greene does have a county-run transportation service, RAMP is designed to fill in the gaps that exist with the current service. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for residents by providing increased access to transportation services.

“It’s not just the cost of transportation, but reliable transportation is often a hindrance to people getting jobs, getting training, health care; it’s a hindrance to economic development in this county,” said Karen Lightman, executive director of Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. “What if a plant comes here or a manufacturer comes here but no one can get there?”

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