RYR Needs an Intern

January 17, 2013

MTA’s Rate Your Ride program has made great strides over the last year and is ready to keep growing and to do more for MTA’s customers, but we need some help! MTA is recruiting for a part-time intern to help keep the RYR momentum going. Here’s the full announcement: RYR Internship  . And just to […]

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Rider Issues Part 2- Rude or Unhelpful Staff

December 7, 2012

Scenario 1, rude staff: Another cold December morning and you just saw your Commuter Bus pass by as you approach the bus stop. After waiting forever (at least it seemed to be that way) you are confronted with an unfriendly bus driver who did not respond to your friendly greeting. Scenario 2, unhelpful staff: In the afternoon, you are trying […]

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Website Issues and RYR Updates

November 21, 2012

Last week we experienced problems with the Rate Your Ride website. The main source of the problem was due to a corrupted file on our server. We took immediate action to prevent this from happening again. We are sorry about any confusion this may have caused. By the end of this month, we will issue […]

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Rider Issues Part 1– Vehicle was Late

November 2, 2012

Fall is here and winter is approaching. It is really hard to get out of bed in the morning because it is so dark and cold outside. You drag yourself to the bus stop and wait for your bus to arrive in the cold and… it is late! Has this ever happen to you? Or have […]

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Students recognized MTA bus drivers for their hard work

October 22, 2012

On September 27th, 2012 the MTA bus drivers were recognized for their hard as well as stressful jobs by a group of high school students who are part of the Wide Angle Youth Media (WAYM) Design and Attendance team. WAYM is a non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own […]

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Rate Your Ride Preliminary Report

October 12, 2012

The Rate Your Ride Winter 2012 Preliminary Report is finally here!  The report briefly discusses the RYR methodology and summarizes data that we received, thanks to you (our MTA customers) between January 9th and June 16th, 2012. In six months, the RYR program received 2705 ratings from 942 different people.  The highest number of ratings received […]

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Growing RYR Numbers and Updates

September 5, 2012

Have you noticed the increased number of RYR ratings over the last couple of weeks? On August 29th, we received the highest number of ratings since the beginning of the program–a total of 488 ratings! Currently, we record over 5000 ratings from 2,000 different people. Since August 28th, we have gained 287 new RYR subscribers! Now we have a total of 1,988 subscribers. […]

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Exciting RYR Infographics Designed by Students

July 26, 2012

The Wide Angle Attendance and Design Team is a group of students working to create solutions that help students get to school on time everyday by improving public transportation in Baltimore.   In May, the team launched a campaign with Rate Your Ride encouraging students to text, call, or go online to submit feedback about their […]

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Congratulations to our new student winner Brianna Hicks!

July 17, 2012

  After the last drawing of the Baltimore City Public school student, the iPod Nano went unclaimed; therefore, we decided to randomly draw another student winner. The lucky winner is Brianna Hicks! She won an iPod Nano, a certificate, as well as the unique opportunity to use the MTA’s bus simulator.  Brianna is a 10th grade student at […]

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Congratulations to our Baltimore Public School student winner Owen!

June 11, 2012

We have a winner!   In March, we presented our 1000th rater with an iPod Nano. However, the generous winner decided to give the iPod to a Baltimore City Public school student instead. On June, 8th we randomly drew a lucky public school student winner, who rated his/her ride between the months May and June, 2012. Only valid RYR […]

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