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RTA calls press conference for 5:30pm for ATU strike update

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will hold a press conference at 5:30 p.m. to update the public on operations following a strike by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385. The press conference will be held in the lobby of Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St., Dayton.

ATU members walked out effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9 after the RTA was unable to reach a tentative agreement with the union for a successor contract. RTA, the union and a mediator met Sunday, and negotiators met again at Dayton City Hall on Sunday night. RTA is and will remain available to return to mediation at the request of the mediators.

 When:             Monday, January 9, 5:30 p.m.

Where:            Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main Street

What:              CEO Mark Donaghy will discuss bus operations following a walkout by ATU members.

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.