RTA adds new route, improves access to essential travel with December service adjustments

(DAYTON, OHIO)…To meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve, the Greater Dayton RTA continues to implement components of a service redesign plan previously shared with the public. On Dec. 31, 2023, the RTA will implement the next phase of its transit system redesign, which will include a new service route.

On Dec. 31, the RTA will launch Route 28. It will run from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a frequency of approximately 40 minutes. Route 28 will loop through parts of Kettering along Dorothy Lane to East Stroop Road, to Southern Boulevard and then back to Dorothy Lane. It will replace the southern portion of the discontinued Route 11. Route 28 will not travel downtown to Wright Stop Plaza. However, it will intersect with five other existing routes, which do travel downtown. Those include Routes 6, 12, 16, 17 and 19.

RTA worked with the city of Kettering to ensure this new route serves current and future economic development sites. Several important locations served by Route 28 will include Kettering Health Main Campus, the Kroger and Kettering Towne Center on Dorothy Lane, Kettering Recreation Complex, the Meijer at East Stroop Road and Wilmington Pike, the Kroger Fresh Fare on East Stroop Road, the Town and Country Shopping Center at Far Hills Avenue and East Stroop Road, along with stops within walking distance to the Greene Town Center.

The RTA believes Route 28 will ultimately create better connections and more direct access to jobs, health care, and educational opportunities, providing an increase in transportation equity.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Director of Communications and Training

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