GRTA launches new trip scheduling app

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Guam Regional Transit Authority (PNC file photo)

The Guam Regional Transit Authority has launched a new app that gives paratransit riders the freedom to plan out their rides just by using their smartphones.

Provided by technology partner Routematch by Uber, the GRTA Amble App makes it easier for paratransit riders to have more flexibility and mobility in their daily lives.

GRTA Ombudsman Marlon Molinos says that with the app, paratransit riders can schedule and access their trips whenever and wherever they are while locating their ride on a map in real-time.

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“As a paratransit rider myself, you know, I’ve been riding this system for over 30 years so I’ve experienced it from way back when to now and the app, in my opinion, gives the rider more control in setting up their schedules in advance, getting into our TMC, Transit Management Center, and then having them look at the schedule they provided and seeing where they input that schedule,” Molinos said.

Additionally, if riders encounter difficulties using the app, their caretakers and family member can also leverage the app and schedule the trip or monitor rides for them.

Molinos notes that the app is currently for paratransit riders only as in order to access it, you must give an identification number.

For more information and to see if you qualify for the paratransit service,
visit grta.guam.gov.

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