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RTA Summer Passports – 3 months of travel for the price of one

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton RTA will once again offer a special travel deal for teens over the summer. The Summer Passport will go on sale May 22, and will provide unlimited travel options for three months for the low price of $55.

The pass is a $110 savings for teens over the price of the RTA’s 31-day pass. Area students between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to purchase it. The Summer Passport allows for carefree travel for students on any fixed-route bus between June 1 and August 31. The pass would also cover the first few weeks of school in August for most districts, which also represents a savings.

“We are excited to offer our Summer Passport program. We know by providing area youth increased access to our services we will connect them to summer jobs, recreational and educational opportunities throughout our region,” Chief Customer and Business Development Officer Brandon Policicchio said.

RTA is also partnering with locals schools and organizations to promote the program to eligible students.  

Summer Passports can be purchased at the Wright Stop Plaza ticket window between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the Northwest Transit Center ticket window every day between 4:15 a.m. and 11 p.m. The passes will also be sold at participating Fifth Third Bank locations around the Greater Dayton area during regular business hours.

Students must show a picture school ID, a driver’s license, or an Ohio ID along with their Summer Passport to board an RTA bus.

The RTA youth rider policy is as follows: Children age 12 and under and 60 inches tall and under ride free on all RTA fixed-route buses. Children age 12 and under but over 60 inches tall are required to provide proof of age, which may include a valid RTA issued identification card or a state-issued ID card.

Children 6 and under and 45” in height and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or teacher to use RTA transportation services.

For more information about the Summer Passport program, visit