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RTA, ATU reach contract agreement; bus service to resume Friday

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Chief Executive Officer Mark Donaghy (937) 425-8390

(DAYTON, OHIO)… After more than 13 hours of negotiating, the Greater Dayton RTA and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385 have reached an agreement on a new contract.

Neither party is releasing the details of that agreement at this time. The RTA will work with union leaders to finalize details in order to get buses back on the road. It's the goal of the agency to have its full fleet back running regular service and all Project Mobility Services by Friday.

"Both sides committed to staying as long it took to get this done. So we have it done," Donaghy said in a press conference late Wednesday. "Our next step... is to get buses on the street as fast as we can."

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RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and serves 3,300 stops on 31 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.