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Read on RTA 2017 summer program begins

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Allison Wichie (937) 425-8379, Communications Specialist

(DAYTON, OHIO) … Summer is almost here and at the Greater Dayton RTA that means the return of the “Read on RTA” program. To kick off the fourth year of RTA distributing books to children across the Greater Dayton area, we’ll be offering a Read on RTA Free Ride Day on Friday, June 2 for any RTA riders who donate a new or gently-used children’s book when they board the bus.

Collection boxes will be aboard every bus—including all fixed-route and Project Mobility buses—for donations. Each person can receive one free ride per book donated, per trip. A book must be presented for each ride if a customer wants to receive more than one free trip on the Read on RTA Free Ride Day. This promotion is only for books donated on Friday, June 2. The RTA asks that all books be in good condition and are appropriate for children ages 0-18 years. No textbooks, please.

Riders will receive a free ride on the trip they donate. A book must be presented each ride if a customer wants to participate on more than one bus trip during the Free Ride Day.

Beginning Monday, June 5, Read on RTA will begin distributing books for children across all five transit centers:

• . Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St., Dayton

• . Northwest Transit Center, 2075 Shiloh Springs Rd., Trotwood

• . Eastown Transit Center, 1218 Falke Dr., Dayton

• . Westown Transit Center, 122 Elmhurst Dr., Dayton

• . South Transit Center, 2730 Lyons Dr., Miami Township

Read on RTA aims to battle the “summer slide” –the academic backslide children can experience while they’re not actively learning in the classroom during summer months. Kids of all age levels are encourage to take a book and enjoy!

RTA and Read on RTA partners such as Dayton Metro Libraries, Half Priced Books in Beavercreek, Project Read and more, plan to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children across the Greater Dayton area this summer.

For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Allison Wichie at (937) 425-8379. 

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RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and serves 3,300 stops on 35 routes throughout Montgomery and parts of Greene County. The agency operates diesel, hybrid diesel, and electric trolley buses that take people to work, school and shopping. Customers ride RTA on more than 9 million passenger trips each year. RTA is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service as the region’s first choice for alternative transportation.