More people are riding the bus to work, shop, and attend medical appointments. “Between 2008 and 2009 our ridership increased by over 33,000,” said Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Director Ben Capelle. “Since we took our first Dial-a-Ride bus and converted it into a fixed route bus, ridership is four times what it was in August 2008.”
In 2009, CTC ordered five new busses to meet the growing demand for service; four are hybrid busses designed to improve fuel economy by 40 percent.
“We’ve seen the biggest increases in ridership for our shuttle services,” said Capelle. The shuttle routes are Route 1 that provides shuttle service between Felicity and Eastgate, Route 2X that provides express service between New Richmond and downtown Cincinnati, Route 3 that provides service between Goshen, Miami Township, and Milford, and Route 4X that provides express service between Amelia and downtown Cincinnati.
Any Clermont County citizen can call the dispatch office and schedule a ride to any location in the county during CTC operating hours.
To schedule a ride, call (513) 732-7433. For more information about CTC, visit the Web site www.ctc.ClermontCountyOhio.gov.
The bus service is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC is funded by a combination of federal and state grants, local contracts, the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, and passenger fares.