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RTA honoring Military with free rides on Veterans Day

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO)… All rides for active U.S. military members and veterans will be free on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, as the Greater Dayton RTA honors those who have served our country.

This free service includes fixed-route buses anywhere throughout the Dayton transit system as well as rides on RTA Connect, the agency’s ADA paratransit service. Anyone who is military active duty, discharged (DD-214), retired, reserve, or holds a VA identification card should show it to the driver upon boarding to receive a free ride on the Veterans Day holiday, Monday, Nov. 11. The Greater Dayton RTA offers free rides for veterans on the holiday to ensure all who want to participate in area Veterans Day events have access to transportation to those events.

The RTA will be running on a regular weekday service schedule on Veterans Day. For schedule information, visit our website at There you can also learn about RTA’s RideTime products, including how to download the Transit app for free in the Google Play or App store to help schedule your trips and see real-time bus arrival times.

On the holiday, the RTA will also celebrate and honor its current and retired employees who are active or retired military with a special celebration at the RTA’s offices on Longworth Street and at Wright Stop Plaza. The RTA is proud to employ men and women who are dedicated to serving their communities and country.