Celebrate Independence Day with free rides

(DAYTON, OHIO)… Whether you are going to a family barbecue, pulling up a seat at a local parade or enjoying an evening of fireworks, the RTA wants to help the community celebrate Independence Day with free rides. On Tuesday, July 4, all rides will be free system wide to help people attend the various Fourth of July celebrations taking place throughout Dayton and Montgomery County.

One of the biggest celebrations is the Americana Festival in Centerville and Washington Township. This year’s theme is “Duty. Honor. Sacrifice. Honoring our Community’s Heroes.” The highlight of the festival is the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on East Franklin Street. More than 120 floats, bands and organizations will participate including the RTA. Our “Proudly Serving” Centerville bus will be one of the entries traveling the parade route.

Our new “Caring For Our Community” bus will be staged during the festival as a cooling station and relaxation spot near the festival’s main stage. Going along with this year’s theme, the bus features RTA employees who have gone above and beyond in service to the community, including some who have helped save lives in emergencies.

To plan travel arrangements for your Fourth of July celebration, visit iriderta.org or download the Transit app.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Kristi Newton (937) 425-8379, Communications and Community Relations Manager