RTA makes temporary service adjustments to bus routes and times beginning June 20
For Immediate Release
MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager
(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA), in response to a severe current shortage of bus route operators along with decreased customer demand due to COVID-19, will be making temporary service adjustments beginning Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Temporary Route Eliminations:
Route 3, Route 5, Route 23, Route 24, Route X5, Route X1A, Route X1B
Temporary Service Adjustments:
Route 11, Route 34 – All bus route service will run every 90 minutes.
Route 14 – All bus route service will run every 80 minutes.
Route 43 – Saturday morning trips eliminated.
Route 16 - Trip time 1 minute from Northbound Wright Stop Plaza to Riverside & Helena at 5 a.m. - 6:16 p.m.
These changes are due to a lack of available bus drivers and were determined based on analysis of ridership on routes, specific trips, time periods experiencing lower ridership, and duplicative service coverage. The temporary eliminations will impact riders in Dayton, Oakwood, Kettering, Centerville, Miami Township, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Moraine, Trotwood, Clayton, Englewood, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
A list of these temporary service adjustments and a guide showing alternative routes and transit options is available at www.iriderta.org.
As the employment situation improves and ridership levels return system wide, we will look at ways to restore and even grow transit services were needed.