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Hop aboard the RTA Flyer for First Friday Game Night


For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager


Transit, RTA's official app, will co-sponsor Game Night on the RTA this Friday June 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in celebration of its new partnership with RTA.

On June 4, the RTA board of trustees approved the integration of mobile ticketing from the agency’s newly-selected fare system provider, Masabi, into Transit app. Later this year, RTA customers will be able to seamlessly plan a trip and buy RTA passes all in one app. Transit, which is already used by more than one in three RTA riders, also allows users to plan and pay for Uber or Lyft trips that connect with RTA routes. This is the start of a multi-year project with Transit to deliver customers a single mobile application to unlock all mobility options in the Miami Valley. Customers can access and download Transit for free in the App Store or Google Play.

In celebration of this advancement, Transit has provided several prizes for Game Night on The Flyer. Hop aboard any Flyer bus along its route from RiverScape to Brown Street between 6-8 p.m., and answer trivia questions to receive prizes, including snazzy Transit socks and stickers. Riders can also win a variety of other prizes for correct answers, including gift cards to downtown Dayton restaurants.

The trivia will include Dayton-themed questions, and this time other fun, quick games will be played between rounds of trivia. Customers can hop on the free Flyer bus at any Flyer stop to play along in the Game Night. The rounds of trivia and games will be fast and fun, allowing riders to enjoy the event in the time it takes to ride to their First Friday dining, shopping or entertainment destinations.

This event will run in coordination with the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s June “First Friday” outing, where all are encouraged to get out and enjoy the restaurants, bars, local music, shopping and entertainment options available all within downtown Dayton. The Flyer Game Night hosts will ask questions for a shot at winning prizes, which will range from small items to gift cards to downtown businesses for harder questions.

After Game Night, The Flyer will continue to take First Friday revelers to and from their destinations until 11 p.m. This service, offered 6 days a week, is free, connecting dozens of locations between RiverScape MetroPark and the University of Dayton campus. An interactive map of The Flyer route can be found at . You can also download the free Transit app to find out when the next Flyer shuttle will arrive at your stop.