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RTA offers trip planning help, asks for feedback on transit system during “What Drives You Day”

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton RTA is your one-stop shop for transportation, and staff will be available to walkthrough how to use its services during “What Drives You Day” at Courthouse Square on Wednesday, June 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Transportation remains a central issue for some citizens of the Miami Valley after tornadoes ravaged homes across the area. Many vehicles were destroyed in the storms, and left people without their normal means of transportation. The RTA is here to help, and citizens can rely on their services to assist them with all their mobility issues, whether it’s getting to work, school, medical appointments, or social and leisure activities. Through the agency’s variety of services, from buses to bikes to on-demand rides, the RTA has you covered.

The RTA is committed to ensuring that in the future a flexible network of transportation options is in place to serve every person in the Dayton Region. Our goal is universal access so that from a phone, mobile device or home computer any individual will get the transportation they need, when they need it, in the most efficient manner, said CEO Mark Donaghy.

“Nearly 30,000 people will access RTA services today and that demand will continue to rise as citizens in the region live longer and age in the place they love, their homes,” Donaghy said.

Staff will be at Courthouse Square and available to create a personal transportation plan to fit your needs during “What Drives You Day.” Learn about what routes and services will help you reach your destination, how to use RTA RideTime tools and the free Transit app to track your bus live. You can also receive information on bus fare and how to use a farebox during the event. To attend this free training, just head to Courthouse Square, which is a short walk from RTA’s main transit center, Wright Stop Plaza located at 4 S. Main Street in Dayton.

The RTA is also soliciting feedback from the community on its system and how to improve it through its “What Drives You” campaign. During Wednesday’s event, the RTA will share some of the initial findings from the community survey, have interactive stations about the redesign, and have opportunities for the public to learn about RTA’s network of mobility services including The Flyer circulator route, Link: Dayton Bike Share partnerships, and Dayton Public Schools busing services that will be reintroduced beginning this fall.

Part of “What Drives You Day” will include an interactive map of the area that people can map out where they live, where they work, and where they want to travel via RTA. Participants will receive a free “What Drives You” t-shirt for their time.

WHAT: “What Drives You Day” on June 12

WHERE: Courthouse Square, downtown Dayton

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHY: Free event will provide information on what RTA services suit your transportation needs; share feedback on RTA’s system and “What Drives You.”