[nFBMI-Talk] Fwd: There's Still Openings at CATA's Focus Group on Thursday!
jj at bestmidi.com
Tue Feb 5 20:24:50 UTC 2019
If you are in the Lansing area, this may be of interest to you.
Currently, this software runs on Android but I know they are looking to
expand in the future.
They will give you free CATA monthly passes in exchange for participating.
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Subject: There's Still Openings at CATA's Focus Group on Thursday!
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 20:11:18 +0000
From: Pam Latka <PLatka at cata.org>
We’ve rescheduled the LookingBus focus groups for this Thursday,
February 7, and wanted to be sure you had an opportunity to attend if
you’re interested. We have a number of seats available at our evening
session which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at CATA’s Administrative Offices,
4615 Tranter Street in south Lansing.
CATA will cover the cost of your rides to and from your session, provide
a meal and three months of unlimited rides on our fixed-route service so
you can experience the program firsthand!
Please RSVP to platka at cata.org <mailto:platka at cata.org> or 517-394-1100
no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. If you will be accompanied
by a personal care assistant, let us know so we can be sure to provide
them with a meal. If you would like to bring a guest or send someone in
your place, please provide that individual’s name and contact
information. We’re happy to have them join us if space allows.
For those who will be traveling on Spec-Tran, simply identify yourself
as a “focus group participant” when scheduling your rides, and your fare
will be complimentary.
We look forward to understanding how LookingBus can best accommodate
your transportation needs and others in our community!
The LookingBus program is the result of MDOT’s $465,000 Michigan
Mobility Challenge grant recently awarded to CATA to address mobility
gaps in and encourage independent use of public transportation among the
visually impaired. The grant is an initiative to use technology to
bridge these gaps. To achieve this, CATA is collaborating with
LookingBus, an Ann Arbor-based company, to implement an app-based
fixed-route pilot program. We are excited to offer our
mobility-challenged customers an innovative interface to access our
service. CATA will be the first transit agency in the state of Michigan
to implement the program across multiple fixed routes.
Hope you can join us!
Capital Area Transportation Authority
4615 Tranter Street
Lansing, MI 48910
platka at cata.org <mailto:platka at cata.org>
CA40-3356 CATA drives
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