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RTA adjusts routes beginning June 2

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton RTA periodically adjusts bus service in response to the needs of customers, communities and businesses. Service changes also are planned when major construction projects are scheduled. A service change affecting several routes will begin Sunday, June 2. 

Extra Trips for Local Schools – The additional trips created to transport students to local high schools will be removed for the summer. This includes the extra weekday trips on Routes 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 14.

Route 7 – In addition to the removal of extra weekday trips for local high schools, the following adjustments have been made: Saturday trips will be shifted for better accessibility for riders to transfer at Wright Stop Plaza (WSP) between county buses; Multiple southbound Saturday trips departing from Main at Philadelphia and multiple northbound Saturday trips departing from Patterson at Woodman between 5:30 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. will depart 5 minutes later.

Route 9 – In addition to the removal of extra weekday trips for local high schools, the following adjustments have been made: Due to construction on Washington Street, the route will continue to detour onto Longworth Street, to Patterson and back to regular routing. Stops on Washington between Longworth and Main will be closed, with temporary stops added on Longworth at the RTA buildings and on Patterson for both directions, northbound at Patterson at Lincoln and southbound at Patterson at Stout. Weekday southbound trips departing from the Northwest Transit Center between 12:27 p.m. and 3:07 p.m., and the weekday northbound trips departing from the Westown Transit Center between 10:32 a.m. and 1:12 p.m. will be adjusted between 1 to 3 minutes. The weekday northbound trip from Westown at 12:18 p.m. will depart at 12:17 p.m.

Route 43 – There will be multiple changes to the routing and schedule for the Route 43 for additional new service to the Chewy distribution plant on Lightner Road, north of the Dayton International Airport.

  • Route 43 Weekday: Route 43 will now service Chewy and evening service has been added to Spectrum brands. The weekday northbound trip from the Northwest Transit Center at 5:30 a.m. will depart at 5:22 a.m. and will service Chewy. The weekday northbound trip from WSP at 6:00 a.m. will service P&G, Spectrum Brands, Dayton Airport, Peters, Dixie and Crossroads Court, with the return trip departing Crossroads Court at 6:53 a.m. A northbound weekday trip departing WSP at 6:20 a.m. will service only P&G and Chewy, with the return trip departing Chewy at 6:49 a.m. A northbound weekday trip departing WSP at 6:50 a.m. will service P&G, Peters, Dixie and Crossroads Court, with the return trip departing Crossroads Court at 7:40 a.m. The northbound weekday trip departing WSP at 5:00 p.m. will depart at 5:02 p.m. and will service P&G, Spectrum Brands and the Dayton Airport, with the return trip from the airport departing at 5:55 p.m. The northbound weekday trip departing WSP at 5:05 p.m. will depart at 5:10 p.m., and service P&G and Chewy, with the return trip departing Chewy at 5:38 p.m. The 10:22 p.m. trip from WSP will be at 10:12 p.m., and will service Spectrum Brands, the Dayton Airport and Crossroads Court, with the return trip departing Crossroads at 10:56 p.m. The northbound weekday trip from WSP at 11:26 p.m. will depart at 11:29 p.m.

  • Route 43 Saturday: Northbound Saturday trips from WSP at 5:23 a.m. will depart at 5:20 a.m. and service Chewy, with the return trips departing Dayton Airport at 6:01 a.m. The northbound trips from WSP at 6:38 a.m. will depart at 6:40 a.m. The northbound trip from WSP at 5:24 p.m. will depart at 5:10 p.m. and service Chewy, with the return trip departing the Dayton Airport at 5:58 p.m. The northbound trip from WSP at 6:27 p.m. will depart at 6:29 p.m. and service Chewy, with the return trip departing the Dayton Airport at 7:17 p.m.
  • Route 43 Sunday: Northbound Sunday trips from WSP at 5:24 a.m. will service Chewy, with return trips departing the Dayton Airport at 6:11 a.m. The northbound Sunday trips from WSP at 5:24 p.m. will depart at 5:14 p.m. and service Chewy. The northbound Sunday trips from WSP at 6:28 p.m. will service Chewy, with return trips departing the Dayton Airport at 7:17 p.m.

Route X5 – Weekday northbound trips departing from the South Transit Center at 9:27 a.m. will depart at 9:29 a.m. and corresponding southbound trips will depart WSP at 9:51 a.m.