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RTA gives back to riders and Foodbank Dayton through January special service

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority wants to thank its loyal customers for their patience during the recent strike by offering “pay what you want” fare through the end of January, with all proceeds collected in fare boxes going to The Foodbank Dayton.

The RTA understands the shutdown while the Amalgamated Transit Unit Local 1385 went on strike caused a disruption in the lives of many of our customers. We hope the gesture of this period of rides through the end of January can move people into the future and at the same time give back to those in need of help in our community through donations to The Foodbank.

Customers can choose to ride free if they wish, but the RTA encourages everyone to support those who are in need in our region.

For 40 years, The Foodbank Dayton has served as the primary source of food for hunger relief efforts in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank helps through acquisition and distribution of food to more than 100 member food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters.

 “This support will be used to provide dinner for thousands of families across our community who would otherwise go without,” said Foodbank Dayton CEO Michelle Riley. “The Foodbank is grateful for the partnership of the Greater Dayton RTA.”

Every dollar donated brings four meals to hungry people in the Miami Valley. 

This donation period will end Jan. 31. After the collections are tallied, the RTA will let the public know the amount collected for the Foodbank Dayton.

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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.