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For Immediate Release: 11/14/2016
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MassDOT Announces Online Travel Planning Tool

Boston – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) encourages travelers to utilize a web-based tool Ride Match, which is now the first comprehensive tool to provide statewide information regarding public, private, and non-profit travel options for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and anyone else traveling throughout the Commonwealth.

Ride Match allows users to easily search travel options by inputting their start and end destinations, selecting their desired travel date and time, and then choosing from a variety of travel options including busses, commuter rails, subways, trains, private medical transport, senior transportation services, taxis, and livery services.

“We are committed to helping people across the Commonwealth find travel options that work for them,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “This tool will help Massachusetts residents and visitors find convenient, cost-effective, and easily accessible ways to get to where they want to go.”

Created and developed by the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA), in cooperation with the 14 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) in Massachusetts, and MassDOT, the updated Ride Match website represents years of collaborative efforts aimed at improving access to travel information.

Features to the website include:

  • Mobile and desktop friendly design
  • Streamlined search functions
  • Content with hundreds of provider entries that are easily organized for users
  • Multi-language support
  • Links to additional resources such as MassRIDES, commuter options or Mass 2-1-1 programs and services.

All the information in Ride Match is supplied and maintained by the individual RTAs and private transportation providers throughout Massachusetts. 

With this updated website, individuals can for the first time utilize an online tool to find comprehensive information about transportation options that will take them to destinations within their communities and throughout the Commonwealth.

The Ride Match website can be found by visiting: http://www.massridematch.org/. 

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