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RTA free shuttle to Gem City Shine block party

For Immediate Release


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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority will operate a free park-and-ride from the University of Dayton Arena to the Gem City Shine block party on Sunday, Aug. 25.

Parking in downtown Dayton around the Oregon District will be limited, with many street parking options blocked as “no parking” zones by Dayton police, according to event organizers.

Gem City Shine organizers are encouraging anyone traveling to the Oregon District to park at the University of Dayton Arena, located off of Interstate 75 at Exit 51, Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, for a FREE park-and-ride. The park-and-ride will begin service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25 and run through 1 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.

Parking will be available in the UD Arena lots A, B, or C. A stop within the arena parking lot between lots A and B will be marked with signage so riders will know where they can board a shuttle. RTA shuttles will then transport riders to Bainbridge Street, a block from the entrance to the event.

Buses will be running continuously between UD Arena and the event, minimizing wait times and making this a convenient option for those attending the block party.

Event goers leaving the Gem City Shine block party can catch a ride back to the UD parking lot by getting on a bus at the initial drop-off location. Signs will be posted at this location to make the stop easy to find. Buses will be taking event goers back to the UD lots until 1 a.m. Due to purses and bags being prohibited at the event, riders are encourage to leave these items at home and not to bring them aboard the event shuttles.

WHAT: RTA park-and-ride services for Gem City Shine Block Party

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 25 starting at 10 a.m. – 1 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26

WHY: Limited parking will be available in downtown Dayton during the Gem City Shine Block Party

WHERE: FREE parking at University of Dayton Arena lots A, B, or C