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RTA Press Conference slated for 6 p.m. to discuss ATU drivers, mechanics walkout

Media Advisory: RTA Press Conference slated for 6 p.m. to discuss ATU drivers, mechanics walkout

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Chief Executive Officer Mark Donaghy (937) 425-8390

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton RTA’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Donaghy will hold a press conference Sunday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss the impact to bus services as a result of a walkout by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385.

This afternoon RTA was unable to reach a tentative agreement with the union for a successor contract with Local 1385. RTA, the union and a mediator met until 4:30 this afternoon at which time the mediation session ended. At this time RTA and the union will remain in mediation and RTA has been asked not to release any information regarding what transpired in the session today. RTA is and will remain available to return to mediation at the request of the mediators.

At this time the final steps in RTA’s emergency management plan are being implemented this evening and tomorrow morning the agency will operate Project Mobility (PMOB) medically necessary services. If additional manpower becomes available RTA will increase the PMOB services.

The ATU represents more than 400 drivers and mechanics at the RTA. The union issued a notice on December 28 of its intent to strike effective 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 9.  

When:             Sunday, January 8, 6 p.m.

Where:            Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S Main Street

What:              CEO Mark Donaghy will discuss how bus service will be impacted by a walkout of ATU members effective Jan. 9, 2017.

For more information on the ATU walkout, visiti our website at iriderta.org/atu. 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.