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RTA to provide free rides for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Dayton community is invited to ride for free aboard all RTA regular fixed route buses and RTA Connect paratransit services all day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15.

RTA buses will operate on a reduced Saturday service schedule in observance of the holiday Monday. RTA business offices will also be closed in accordance with the holiday.

The RTA is a sponsor of the MLK Dayton events on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will provide free shuttle service between the Dayton Convention Center and the Dr. Charles R. Drew Health Center at 1323 W. Third Street for anyone participating in the Dayton MLK Memorial March and Rally. Shuttle service will run between 10:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.

There may be service delays and rolling route deviations due to the MLK Jr. Day march. For assistance in planning your trip, visit our website at and consult the "Saturday Service" section of your RTA schedule. Customers can also call the RTA call center at (937) 425-8300. Call center representatives will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 15.

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