Chattanooga Softball Gets Alabama Regional With Alabama, Stanford, Murray State

Transit App Now Offers Bike Chattanooga Unlock And Pay Feature

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Transit, a free smart phone app that launched in Chattanooga the summer of 2014 to help plan public transit routes, has partnered with Bike Chattanooga by adding a new feature that makes purchasing Bike Chattanooga casual passes easier and more efficient for riders.  This new feature gives casual riders the option to purchase day passes directly from their mobile device rather than through the Bike Chattanooga rental kiosk.

Typically, to get a release code for a docked bike, a rider would need to interact with the kiosk. With the new Unlock and Pay Feature on the Transit App, customers have the option to skip the kiosk and purchase a day pass via the app. Bike Chattanooga is the Second Motivate System to have this ability, following Columbus Bike Share, COGO. “This new feature of the Transit App will provide riders with an efficient and fast way to unlock a bike and go. Adding to the already useful features of the App, this is just another way to help locals and visitors plan their trips around town,” said Joannah Burkhardt, assistant general manager of Bike Chattanooga. 

The same pricing structure still applies when using the Transit App, which includes unlimited 60min station-to-station trips for both Annual and Casual Users.  Trips lasting more than 60min, incur overage charges.

Once the Transit App is downloaded and an account is created, riders can conveniently purchase casual memberships and generate new ride codes directly through the app. After signing in, the app will recognize you for the next use. The payment information is entered once at sign up and will never be asked again. The Transit App also allows casual users to see when their rental period has ended.  Casual Riders can now log onto the Bike Chattanooga member page and see their Transit App trip data, which was previously only available for annual members.

“We’re very excited to help improve mobility in Chattanooga once again,” said Sam Vermette, CEO of Transit App. “Back in the summer of 2014, Mayor Andy Berke signed an executive order to open the city’s data and make it universally accessible. Shortly thereafter, we worked closely with CARTA and Open Chattanooga to add the city's transit data into our app, allowing residents to plan a-to-b trips and track their buses in real-time. In partnering with Bike Chattanooga, we're hoping to continue making it just a little bit easier to get around without a car.”


Love, Erin Donates Barn Owl To Reflection Riding

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Conducts 5-Year Status Reviews Of 35 Southeastern Species

Skull Island Campground Reopens After Complete Renovation


Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center will welcome the organization donating a baby Barn Owl to the nature center this Saturday, at 1 p.m. The owl is being donated by Love, Erin, based ... (click for more)

As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 35 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and ... (click for more)

Vista Recreation (formerly RRM) in a partnership agreement with TVA, announces the reopening of Skull Island Campground after years of closure due to deferred maintenance issues. Skull Island ... (click for more)



Outdoors

Love, Erin Donates Barn Owl To Reflection Riding

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center will welcome the organization donating a baby Barn Owl to the nature center this Saturday, at 1 p.m. The owl is being donated by Love, Erin, based in Asheville, N.C. The baby barn owl, whose name will be unveiled on Saturday, will be present on Saturday for a limited time for pictures. “We were in the process of acquiring a barn ... (click for more)

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Conducts 5-Year Status Reviews Of 35 Southeastern Species

As part of the process mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct five-year status reviews of 35 endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, and plants. These species are found primarily in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but are also known to occur in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Woman Gets 6-Year Suspended Sentence In 2018 Stabbing Death Of George Deramus

A woman charged in the stabbing death of 60-year-old George Deramus pleaded guilty on Monday morning to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. Tavowia Hinton, who was 49 at the time of the Dec. 2, 2018, incident, had been facing a charge of second-degree murder. She was given a six-year prison sentence, but it was suspended. Ms. Hinton was directed not to have any contact ... (click for more)

Florida Man Says Deal Should Go Through To Buy 6,161 Acres In Hamilton, Sequatchie Counties From Pattens

A Florida man has filed suit in Federal Court, saying he had a deal to buy 6,160 acres in Hamilton and Sequatchie counties from Bryan and Cartter Patten, but they are backing out of the deal. C. Lee Eggert, of Brandon, Fla., said the agreed purchase price was over $11.6 million. He acknowledged that he was being furnished the money by a logging company, Consolidated Timberlands. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Election Integrity

I find the complaints about the recent win by Weston Wamp in the Hamilton County mayor’s primary to be interesting and amusing. Interesting because of the attempt by some to portray his win as the result of some kind of nefarious manipulation by a group of clergy to get Black voters to crossover and vote for Wamp. Also interesting because for weeks it was assumed by the local political ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: "Miss Mary Frances"

I have written dozens of obituaries in my life and eulogized many people. I am not ashamed to admit I think I am good at it and I am flattered when a friend’s family approaches me to ask for my help. I have written a number of obituaries on those who are still alive who want to “proof-read” what will be turned into the funeral home and I have honored death-bed requests that this ... (click for more)