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Saturday service schedule on Christmas, New Year’s Day; Santa makes final appearance on Christmas Eve

For Immediate Release

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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Greater Dayton RTA will run a Saturday service schedule on all routes on Saturday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 1. RTA will run a Sunday service schedule on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24  and New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31.

RTA Connect Paratransit services will also follow the same timeframes of its weekend services through the holidays. The RTA Customer Service Call Center will operate under its regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Flyer will not run on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, as the service does not have a Sunday schedule.

Santa will be making a special appearance on Christmas Eve aboard RTA’s Holiday Bus, giving children and their parents one last chance to let him know what they want for Christmas. Customers can also receive a free holiday mask. Santa will be aboard the holiday bus on Route 4 from 9:15 a.m.-11:35 a.m. on Dec. 24, as buses will be running on a Sunday schedule. Then he’s off to get ready for the big day! 

The Holiday Bus will continue running regular routes through Jan. 1. This year, the Holiday Bus features Santa and his RTA elves on the outside. Inside the bus there is festive music and decorations to get riders into the holiday spirit. The Holiday Bus will run on Routes 18 & 19 on Christmas Day and Route 9 on New Year’s day. The entire holiday bus schedule can be found at