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RTA offers free rides for 1,000th Transit app download

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO)… We are almost to the New Year and the Greater Dayton RTA is so close to getting 1,000 users on the new Transit app!

As part of the rollout of the agency’s RideTime products—which allow customers to track their RTA bus live—the Transit app is downloadable to any Apple or Android smartphone. Transit app uses RTA’s real time GPS technology to enable users to track their bus, send alerts for when the bus is approaching a stop or nearing their destination, or plan a trip.

If RTA gets 1,000 downloads by the end of the day on Jan. 1, 2017, the agency will offer free rides to all Transit app users for a *future date* to be announced in January. Riders will have to show the app to their driver when they board to ride free. The date for free rides will be announced on Facebook as well as on the agency’s website: iriderta.org.

RideTime is part of a $13 million investment to upgrade the agency’s technology. The products include a text, call-in, and online feature along with Transit app, allowing for reliable and accessible options to track your next bus.

How-to guides, videos and links for how to use each of the products are available at iriderta.org/ridetime. Information can also be found on the agency’s Twitter and Facebook pages. The Transit app can be downloaded in the App Store or via Google Play.  

For a listing of route changes, sign-up for route alerts: i-riderta.org. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/gdrta , or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/iriderta.

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.