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Bus Passengers

Every week, thousands of Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia and Arkansas residents use NEORide Members to travel to school, work, medical appointments, shopping centers, sporting events, senior centers, parks, museums and the thousands of other destinations that line each system’s routes. 


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Strategic Objectives 2023

  • EZfare: Smartcards, ABT/Fare Capping, EMV and TVM's.  Marketing and Integration for New Members. 

  • Procurement for Technology Consultant for EZfare RFP

  • EZfare RFP and contract to be completed by March 2024

  • IMI Grant: Project Management (through July 2023), Finalize Research and Reporting, Third Party Integration with Retail and through Stored Value.

  • Implementation of Integrated Mobility Platform (Mictrotransit) for those outside of EZConnect.

  • Implementation of Grant Funded Projects: TVM's, new EZfare members, EZConnect, etc.

  • Development of obsolete parts database.

  • Pursue new joint grant/funding initiatives.

  • Create Cross County Coordination Committee.

  • Envision how NEORide will select and prioritize strategic objectives.

Long-Term Objectives

  1. Multi-State Regional Mobile Maas System

  2. Feasibility study for Ohio Medicaid Transportation Dispatching Coordination

  3. Statewide/Regional Procurement Coordination

Strategic Goals
Our Mission


The purpose of NEORide is to plan, promote, further and enhance transportation options within the jurisdictions of Members and in the State of Ohio by encouraging cooperative arrangements and coordination action among the Members, and between the Members and other governmental agencies, private persons, corporations, or agencies.


Ben Capelle


Ben Capelle

Executive Director, Laketran

Darryl Haley


Darryl Haley

CEO and General Manager, SORTA

Dean Harris


Dean Harris

Executive Director, WRTA

Board of Governance
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