August 21, 2019

CTC Route 1 – Felicity to Eastgate via Amelia ending; Dial-A-Ride service available

BATAVIA, OH (Aug. 21, 2019) — CTC Route 1 – Felicity to Eastgate via Amelia will be eliminated effective Sept. 30, 2019. This means that the last date Route 1 will run will be Thursday, Sept. 26.

For service after Sept. 26, please call CTC’s Dial-A-Ride at 513-732-7433.

Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door public transit service which operates very similar to a taxi cab. To schedule a ride, you may call up to 14 days in advance. Trips are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The scheduling office is open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The service is open to any person in Clermont County. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Dial-A-Ride service is available Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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May 10, 2019

CTC to hold 3 public hearings on route elimination

BATAVIA, Ohio (May 10, 2019) — The Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) will hold three public hearings seeking input on the proposed elimination of CTC Route 1 Felicity – Eastgate via Amelia on the following dates:

  • 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, third floor of the County Administration Building, 101 East Main Street, Batavia, during regular Session of the Board of County Commissioners.
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Queen City A Meeting Room at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Rd., Cincinnati.
  • 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, at the Felicity Branch of the Clermont County Library, 209 Prather Road, Felicity.

The route, which provides service to Felicity, Amelia and Eastgate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has very low ridership, said CTC Director John Rayman. The proposed change would eliminate the route, and allow CTC to provide more Dial-a-Ride service, which is very popular, and is a flexible alternative to the current Route 1.

The public is invited to attend one of the sessions, or direct comments or questions to Rayman at 513.732.7577 or jrayman@clermontcountyohio.gov.

The CTC website has information on bus and Dial-A-Ride services: https://ctc.clermontcountyohio.gov/dial-a-ride-service/.

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August 5, 2016

Clermont Transportation Connection hiring vehicle operators

BATAVIA, Ohio (Aug. 5, 2016)  – The Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) has several openings for full-time and part-time CDL vehicle operators, as well as full-time non-CDL vehicle operator/CDL trainees.

“We’re looking for applicants who enjoy driving and like to help people,” said CTC Director Lisa Gatwood. “Our bus drivers pride themselves on their customer service.”

CTC provides bus service for Clermont County residents. It offers both fixed-route buses that go between New Richmond and Amelia and downtown Cincinnati Monday-Friday during commute hours, as well as door-to-door routes through its Dial-A-Ride service.

Pay starts at $11.04 an hour for CDL vehicle operators and $10.44 an hour for non-CDL vehicle operator/CDL trainees. The county offers an excellent benefits package, which includes several  reasonably priced health insurance, dental and vision plans; State of Ohio pension plan with 14% county contribution; county-paid life insurance; two weeks of vacation, an annual personal day, and 10 paid holidays; and a generous tuition reimbursement plan, allowing employees to pursue certifications and degrees.

Applicants for the full-and part-time positions must have a high school degree or GED; a valid driver’s license; and a CDL class B with passenger endorsement for CDL vehicle operators.  Non-CDL vehicle operator/CDL trainees will be offered on-the-job training, and must get their CDL within 180 days of beginning employment. Those who pass the exam will have their exam costs reimbursed, Gatwood said.

“Our positions offer flexibility, stability and the opportunity for advancement,” Gatwood said.

Those who are interested in applying can call 513.732.7433 for more information.  Applications are made online at www.clermontcountyohio.gov.  From the menu at the top, click on I Want To/Apply/CountyJobs.

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June 13, 2016

Clermont Transportation Connection adds 12 buses

Ryan Stumpf, left, and Brad Valerio start to place winvy wrap on bottom of bus.

Ryan Stumpf, left, and Brad Valerio start to place the distinctive yellow vinyl wrap on bottom of bus.

BATAVIA, Ohio (June 7, 2016) – The Clermont Transportation Connection has added 12 buses to its fleet.

The new buses seat 16 passengers, and accommodate two wheelchair passengers, said Lisa Gatwood, Director of CTC. Eight buses, which were purchased from 2006-09, will be auctioned off.

The new buses cost about $892,000 and were paid for primarily through grants, Gatwood said.

With the new buses, CTC will have a fleet of 30 buses.

CTC offers both fixed routes and Dial-A-Ride service. The fixes routes are from New Richmond and Amelia to downtown Cincinnati, plus a shuttle from Felicity and Amelia to Eastgate. Dial-A-Ride provides door-to-door service throughout Clermont County. Read more about CTC’s services on its website.

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