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RTA honors drivers for “Transit Driver Appreciation Day

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, Ohio)… The Greater Dayton RTA will celebrate its more than 400 transit drivers on Friday, March 17, as part of national “Transit Driver Appreciation Day.” 

Around the clock, seven days a week and 365 days a year, our operators drive their routes, helping riders with directions, checking fares and remembering requests – all while safely operating extra-large vehicles through tight roadways, unpredictable traffic and ever-changing weather conditions. The RTA is grateful for their hard work and dedication to our passengers and to the community. 

The RTA will be honoring all of their drivers with a token gift in commemoration of the day, as well as encouraging riders to say “Thank You,” and print out a special card available on the agency website and Facebook page. The nationally-recognized day will be documented on social media by transit agencies across the United States the hashtag #tdad. 

Riders can use the RTA call center hotline at 937-425-8300 to share commendations for RTA drivers throughout the year. 

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RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and serves 3,300 stops on 35 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.