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RTA plans public meetings to discuss potential service changes and reductions

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) …

The Greater Dayton RTA periodically adjusts its routes and services in order to manage budgetary constraints and the needs of the community. RTA services are a lifeline for many and support the community by connecting people to jobs, healthcare and educational opportunities. The RTA is proposing several service modifications based on an analysis of ridership, specific trips, time periods experiencing lower ridership and duplicative service coverage.

Customers and the community are invited and encouraged to attend a public input session held by the RTA at the location below. The purpose of the public input sessions is to discuss proposed service changes and additions and collect community feedback.

Comments will be received verbally or in writing at the public input session. The proposed changes are scheduled for implementation in February 2019, and include the following:

Service changes, additions and proposals are listed here and can also be found at www.iriderta.org/reductions :

Route Changes – The following fixed-route service could be eliminated, and replaced with RTA Connect On-Demand service:

    • Route 60 –Service along the route will be replaced with RTA Connect On-Demand, which is door-to-door and available 24/7, where previously only limited service was offered before. This would include door-to-door service to Austin Landing.
  • Route 34 - Route shortened to end at the Northwest Transit Center, and the northern portion of the route will be replaced by RTA Connect On-Demand, which is door-to-door and available 24/7, where previously only limited service was offered before. The remaining service on the route will have increased frequency of weekday trips.

Service Additions

  • RTA Connect On-Demand Zones - All RTA Connect On-Demand Service will expand to RTA Connect On-Demand Zones, which will allow customers to travel door-to-door within a zone’s coverage area. These new zones will expand the service area that was previously covered (see attached map). Customers traveling to or from a designated RTA Connect On-Demand transfer point will pay nothing for their trip within that zone. Customers traveling door-to-door within the zone, but not to or from a transfer point will pay $2 per On-Demand trip. RTA Connect On-Demand service is available for customers, 24/7, 365.

  • The Flyer - The Flyer circulator route added to service between downtown Dayton destinations and the University of Dayton campus.   

Public Hearings

As a result of the potential service change recommendations, the RTA will hold public meetings to discuss these changes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.  Customers and the community are invited to attend the public workshop held by the RTA below:

Date: Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 2nd floor Multipurpose Room at Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St., Dayton

Date: Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 2nd floor Multipurpose Room at Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St., Dayton

The purpose of the public input sessions is to receive input into the planning process regarding proposed service reductions and adjustments scheduled for implementation in February 2019.

The RTA encourages individuals, groups, agencies and private providers of transportation to comment on the proposed service and route adjustments. Comments will be received verbally or in writing at the sessions. The public can also submit written comments via email at speakup@greaterdaytonrta.org. All comments must be submitted to the RTA by Dec. 28, 2018.

The RTA makes every effort to ensure individuals with language barriers or disabilities have access to, and benefits from, our services. We invite requests for reasonable modifications from customers with disabilities or language barriers and ask that you please notify RTA of assistance you require at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you wish to attend by calling 937-425-8331 or by email at speakup@greaterdaytonrta.org.