What you need to know about RTA's fare and route changes

Greater Dayton RTA making several changes to services and fares (File: WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Greater Dayton RTA's service and fare changes went into effect on Sunday, Feb. 18.

The transportation service, which makes more than nine million passenger trips a year, says the adjustments are due to recent changes in the taxation of Managed Care Organizations (MCO) in Ohio.

RTA has eliminated the following routes:

  • X1A
  • X1B
  • 40
  • 41
  • 61

With the exception of route 61, these areas are now encompassed by RTA Connect on Demand.

Weekend services have changed as well. Buses no longer run routes 23 and 60 on Saturday and Sunday.

Additionally, routes 11 and 22 will no longer have Sunday service.

Several changes have been made in day-to-day routes. Click here to see changes to your routes.

With service changes comes cost adjustments.

Here's what you need to know about RTA's new fare prices:

  • Adult cash fare is now $2
  • Senior and disabled fare is now $1
  • Kids ages 12 and under and 5 ft tall and under ride free (proof of age may be required)
  • Transfers have been eliminated
  • Day passes are now available for $4 (grants unlimited rides for that day)
  • Reduced-fare 1-day passes now available to eligible riders for $2
  • Tokens have been eliminated (RTA will accept tokens through the end of 2018)
  • Weekend and family passes have been eliminated
  • 31-day youth passes have been eliminated

For information on using RTA, visit their website.

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