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RTA salutes veterans with free rides on Veterans Day

For Immediate Release

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

All rides for active U.S. military members and veterans will be free on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, as the Greater Dayton RTA honors those who have served our country. The RTA will be operating on a regular weekday service schedule on Veterans Day. For schedule information, visit our website at

This free service includes fixed-route buses anywhere throughout the Dayton transit system as well as rides on RTA Connect, the agency’s ADA paratransit service. Anyone who is military active duty, discharged (DD-214), retired, reserve, or holds a VA identification card should show it to the driver upon boarding to receive a free ride on the Veterans Day holiday, Wednesday, Nov. 11. The RTA offers free rides for veterans on the holiday to ensure all who want to participate in area Veterans Day events have access to transportation.

This year, RTA will recognize its current and retired employees who are active or retired military with a special tribute video for the holiday. RTA is proud to employ men and women who are dedicated to serving their communities and country. The agency honors its veterans and active military members through the Eugene A. Rhodes Veterans Memorial located at 600 Longworth Street, Dayton.