Each year, RTA uses one percent of its Federal transit funds for community enhancements, which is required by the Federal Transit Administration. RTA developed its Community Grants Program many years ago as a way of offering these funds. The program invites municipalities to compete for funding of projects to improve transit services in their community. The partnership helps RTA because each participating municipality funds a 20% local match and commits to ongoing maintenance of improvements made in their community. In 2009, RTA’s board awarded $120,580 to Dayton, Moraine, Centerville, Englewood, Vandalia, and Riverside for projects.
Since 1996, RTA has contributed $2.2 million to 20 communities. Through these and similar projects, the RTA assures that transit and community planning stay linked to build livable communities in the region. Take a look at past projects or call 937-425-8358 for more information.