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RTA riders who donate books to literacy program get a free ride

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … To kick off the annual “Read On RTA” summer reading program, the Greater Dayton RTA will be collecting book donations from riders. All riders who donate a book at a participating RTA transit center will receive a free Day Pass in exchange for their contribution on Friday, May 25.

Donations will be accepted at tables set up at the Wright Stop Plaza concourse, 4 S. Main St, in downtown Dayton and at the Northwest Transit Center, 2075 Shiloh Springs Road, in Trotwood. The donation tables will be set up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One Day Pass for fixed-route services will be given to each person who donates a book, with a limit of one Day Pass per person. Books donated will be used to help stock shelves at all transit centers for the Read On RTA program.

Read On RTA aims to battle the “summer slide” –the academic backslide children can experience while they’re not actively learning in the classroom during summer months. Kids of all age levels (yes, adults, too!) are encouraged to take a book and enjoy.

Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018 “Read On RTA” will begin distributing books across all five transit centers: • Wright Stop Plaza, 4 S. Main St., Dayton • Northwest Transit Center, 2075 Shiloh Springs Rd., Trotwood • Eastown Transit Center, 1218 Falke Dr., Dayton • Westown Transit Center, 122 Elmhurst Dr., Dayton • South Transit Center, 2730 Lyons Dr., Miami Township

The RTA partners with literacy and learning groups across the Dayton region, including Dayton Metro Libraries, Half Priced Books in Beavercreek, Project Read through Sinclair Community College and more to collect book donations to be distributed at RTA transit centers each summer. 



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