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RTA to stop accepting tokens at end of year

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton RTA would like to remind customers that tokens will no longer be accepted as valid fare beginning January 1, 2019.

Sales of tokens were phased out earlier this year to allow customers time to utilize their existing tokens. The RTA announced it would be phasing out and eliminating its token program by the end of 2018 due to program costs and low customer usage. As a result, any customers still possessing tokens will need to use them aboard RTA buses by December 31, 2018 as tokens are non-refundable and will not be accepted starting January 1, 2019.

The RTA fare system for the fixed-route bus lines is as follows:

Cash Fares: Cash fare for adults (age 13 and up) is $2 per boarding. Senior and disabled fare* is $1 per boarding. Children age 12 and under and 60 inches tall and under ride free.**

Passes:  The day pass is $4. A reduced-fare day pass is offered for qualifying customers for $2*. Both day passes can be purchased when boarding the bus by telling the driver you wish to purchase the pass before inserting money into the fare box. Monthly passes are $55, monthly senior or disabled passes are $32, weekly passes are $19, red school passes are $40, and gray school passes are $30.

For a complete list of fares and fare outlet locations, visit


* In order to obtain and use the reduced fares, individuals are required to provide proof of eligibility, which may include a valid RTA ID card or Medicare card.

**Children age 12 and under but over 60” tall are required to provide proof of age, which may include a valid RTA issued youth identification card or 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.