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RTA to offer FREE rides to all on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Dayton community is invited to ride for free aboard all RTA fixed-route buses and RTA Connect paratransit services all day on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17. This will ensure those in the community are able to attend events.

Riders need only board an RTA bus to receive the free ride. For the holiday, RTA will run its normal schedule with the exception of Route 22 which will not run, and Route 43 which will have reduced service. The Flyer will run on its regular weekday services. The RTA Customer Service Call Center will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to take customer calls and Connect Paratransit Reservations.

There may be service delays and rolling route deviations due to the MLK Jr. Day march between approximately 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. along Third Street and the downtown Dayton corridor. The march will begin at the Charles Drew Health Center and end on West Third Street in front of Sinclair College.

Reroutes for Routes 1 and 4 are as follows; eastbound from West Third Street turn right on Paul Laurence Dunbar, left on Germantown Street to 5th Street, left on South Wilkinson Street, back to West Third Street to regular route. As the march moves down West Third Street past Broadway Street, we would use Broadway in place of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Route 2 eastbound would continue across Broadway, then left on Germantown and 5th Street, to left on Wilkinson Street to regular route.

Reroutes for Routes 1, 2 and 4 westbound from Wright Stop Plaza are as follows; continue on 4th Street to Germantown Street, right on Paul Laurence Dunbar, left on West Third Street to regular route. As the march moves down West Third Street past Broadway Street, we will use Broadway until the march is cleared.

For assistance in planning your trip, visit our website at www.iriderta.org and consult the “Saturday Service” section of your RTA schedule.