RTA makes adjustments to current routes and times beginning Feb. 18


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

(DAYTON, OHIO) … Due to a current sales tax revenue loss which will reduce Greater Dayton RTA’s annual revenues by $4.6 million dollars, roughly 6.2% of its overall revenue, RTA must make service and fare adjustments to balance the 2018 budget. These sales tax losses began in July of 2017 and are a direct result of a federally-mandated change to Ohio’s taxation of Managed Care Organizations in Ohio, also known as the MCO tax. The RTA will also make some minor adjustments to service in response to the needs of customers, communities and businesses and to improve the agency’s quality of service. These changes will go into effect Sunday, Feb. 18.

Some of the changes below include the elimination of routes and early-morning trips.  Customers can see updated route timetables on iriderta.org.

Eliminated Routes: X1A, X1B, 40, 41 and 61.

RTA Connect service additions: The RTA Connect on Demand service will now encompass areas previously serviced by Routes X1A, X1B, 40 and 41. Maps of these new RTA Connect on Demand stops can be found at iriderta.org/RTAConnect.

Eliminated Saturday and Sunday service: Routes 23 and 60 will no longer have Saturday or Sunday service.

Eliminated Sunday service: Routes 11 and 22 will no longer have Sunday service.

Route 1: The weekday eastbound trip from Wright Stop Plaza at 4:21 has been eliminated. The westbound weekday trip from the Student Union to Wright Stop Plaza (WSP) at 4:57 a.m. has been eliminated and will now start at WSP at 5:18 a.m.

Route 4:  The weekday eastbound trip from Gunther at Hoover to Wright Stop Plaza at 3:54 p.m. has been eliminated. A new weekday eastbound trip from Gunther at Hoover to WSP will be at 3:08 p.m.

Route 8: The time point that was previously Germantown at Edwin C. Moses on all service days in both directions will now be moved to the Mound St. at Germantown stop.

Route 9: Time adjusted by 1 to 3 minutes on multiple weekday trips in both directions between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Time adjusted by 1 to 2 minutes on multiple Saturday and Sunday trips in both directions between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The weekday southbound trip from Free Pike at Arlene to Germantown at Derby previously at 7:46 a.m. will now be at 6:46 a.m., and the return northbound trip from Germantown at Derby to Wright Stop Plaza previously at 8:50 a.m. will now be at 7:50 a.m.

Route 12:  The weekday southbound trips from Wright Stop Plaza at 4:38 a.m. and Benson at Fairview at 5:36 a.m. have been eliminated. A weekday southbound trip from WSP at 5:56 a.m. has been added.

The weekday northbound trips from WSP at 4:58 a.m. and Woodman Center to WSP at 5:22 a.m. have been eliminated. A weekday northbound trip from WSP at 5:49 a.m. has been added.

Route 16: The following departure times for weekday northbound trips have been changed: Main at Franklin from 5:08 a.m. to 5:06 a.m.; Costco at Feedwire from 7:33 a.m. to 7:31 a.m.; Wilmington at Smithville from 8:59 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The weekday southbound trip time from Sheets/Montgomery changed from 5:53 a.m. to 5:51 a.m.

Route 18: The times of trips in both directions have been adjusted by 1 to 3 minutes between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The times of all Sunday trips in both directions are moved forward 1 minute between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.

Route 19: The times of trips in both directions have been adjusted by 1 to 3 minutes between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The times of all Sunday trips in both directions are moved forward 1 minute between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.

Route 22: All Sunday service has been eliminated. The weekday northbound trip from Main at Franklin at 4:14 a.m. and the return trip from Town Center at York Commons has been eliminated. The weekday northbound trip time from Main at Franklin changed from 5:24 a.m. to 5:22 a.m.

Route X5: All Saturday and Sunday northbound trips will now service Austin Landing. The Saturday southbound trip at 7:32 a.m. from 3rd Street at Perry will now begin at Wright Stop Plaza at 7:32 a.m. The Saturday southbound trip time from WSP changed from 8:35 a.m. to 8:31 a.m.  Changed the Saturday northbound trips from the South Transit Center at 8:15 a.m. to 8:03 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. to 9:02 a.m. New Sunday southbound trips from WSP have been added at 7:50 p.m., 9:05 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. New Sunday northbound trips from the South Transit Center have been added at 8:32 p.m., 9:47 p.m. and 10:59 p.m. All departure times for Sunday northbound trips from the South Transit Center between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. have been changed by 2 to 7 minutes.

Route 43: The weekday northbound trips from Wright Stop Plaza at 8:55 p.m. and from Northwest Transit Center at 6:16 p.m. have been eliminated. The weekday northbound trips from WSP at 6:00 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. no longer service Spectrum Brands and Dayton International Airport. The weekday northbound trip from WSP at 6:00 a.m. now services Peter’s Pike, N. Dixie and Crossroads Court at Falls Creek and the southbound return trips departs at 6:46 a.m. The weekday northbound trip from WSP at 6:20 a.m. now services Spectrum Brands and ends at Dayton Airport with the southbound return trip departing from Dayton Airport at 7:04 a.m. The weekday southbound trips from the Dayton Airport at 6:36 a.m. and 9:15 p.m., from Procter & Gamble at 6:51 p.m. and from Crossroads Court at Falls Creek at 7:16 a.m. have all been eliminated. All Saturday evening service after 7:30 p.m. has been eliminated. The departure time of the Saturday southbound trip from the Dayton Airport has been changed from 6:49 a.m. to 6:36 a.m. The Sunday northbound trips from WSP at 6:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 3:50 p.m. and 10:32 p.m. have been eliminated. Sunday southbound trips from the Dayton Airport at 7:01 a.m., 11:13 a.m., 4:13 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. have been eliminated.

LS Routes: Limited Service (LS) routes for P.L Dunbar and Thurgood Marshall high schools have been adjusted to match the bell times for the schools.

RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and serves 3,300 stops on 35 routes throughout Montgomery and parts of Greene County. The agency operates diesel, hybrid diesel, and electric trolley buses that take people to work, school and shopping. Customers ride RTA on more than 9 million passenger trips each year. RTA is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service as the region’s first choice for alternative transportation.