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RTA to run holiday schedule for 4th of July; detours expected for fireworks festival

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON)… In observance of Independence Day, the Greater Dayton RTA will run a Sunday service schedule on all routes on Tuesday, July 4, and will have several detours on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, for area festivals and fireworks.

 On Monday, July 3 several RTA routes will be detoured because of street closures around the Downtown Dayton area for the City of Dayton’s “Lights in Flight” festival and fireworks beginning at 8 a.m. 

The July 3 Downtown Dayton detours are as follows: 

Riverside Drive will be closed. Route 16 riders should board the bus at Jefferson and 2nd streets then to Helena and Riverside.

Monument Street will be closed. Route 5 riders should board the bus at Ludlow between 2nd and 3rd streets. 

Because Jefferson Street will be closed north of 3rd Street, all riders on Routes 7 – 8 – 9 – 12 – 14 – 16 – 43 and Routes 11- 17- 22- 18- 19 should use Wright Stop Plaza to board the bus.

On Tuesday, July 4, Routes 14 and 23 will be rerouted around Main Street (Route 48) and West and East Franklin Street (State Route 725) for Centerville’s Americana Festival. Riders should catch their bus at the nearest stop outside of festival activities.

Riders should note Tuesday, July 4, all RTA buses will be on a Sunday service schedule due to the holiday. Regular bus times will resume Wednesday, July 5. 

To look up Sunday service schedules for our routes, visit