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RTA Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday to ratify ATU contract

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority’s Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. to ratify the new contract for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385.

The public meeting will be held in the RTA board room at the agency’s administrative offices at Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St., Dayton.

The RTA and ATU came to an agreement on a new contract for the union’s 450 drivers and mechanics after a more than 13-hour negotiation session with a State Employment Relations Board mediator Wednesday. As part of the agreement, ATU members verbally committed to returning to their jobs on Friday, January 13. ATU members walked out effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9 after the RTA was previously unable to reach a tentative agreement with the union for a successor contract.

RTA will return to regular bus service for fixed-route and Project Mobility Friday. Customers will be able to track their buses live at that time using the agency’s RideTime products and Transit app. The agency had been running an abbreviated service during the strike, providing medically-necessary trips only to Project Mobility customers.

The agency will continue providing refunds and exchanges for valid bus passes and tickets impacted by the ATU strike in-person at Wright Stop Plaza and via mail. More information on this service can be found at iriderta.org/ATU.

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.