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RTA debuts gingerbread holiday bus in Dayton Children’s Parade

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … Customers can enjoy one sweet ride aboard the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority’s 2019 holiday bus after it debuts this Friday in the Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination and Parade. 

This year’s bus features a gingerbread theme, complete with icing and candy details on the exterior. The fun continues inside, with more candy-covered décor and a lighted tree. Riders can enjoy holiday music and free candy canes while aboard. There is also a gingerbread photo booth where riders can take selfies to share. If riders share their photos on RTA’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts, they will automatically be entered into a weekly drawing for a 7-day bus pass. 

The holiday bus will premiere at the Dayton Children’s Parade on Friday, November 29. RTA employees, family members, and friends will ride the bus through the parade to open the holiday season. After that, it will circulate along different RTA routes throughout the holiday season, from November 30- January 1, 2020. A complete schedule of routes can be found at 

Santa will make special appearances on the holiday bus throughout the season. To find out when, visit or “like” the RTA’s social media pages-- @iriderta on Facebook or @GDRTA on Twitter—to receive alerts about when you can find Santa aboard.