RTA to debut Proudly Serving Centerville Bus in Americana Parade

(DAYTON, Ohio)… Grab your lawn chairs and catch a front row seat to the debut of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) “Proudly Serving Centerville” bus in this year’s Americana Parade Monday, July 4, 2022.

The agency is paying special tribute to the communities in Montgomery County it proudly serves through the “Proudly Serving Project,” showcasing points of interest in various cities where its buses travel. The Centerville bus design features Leonard E. Stubbs Memorial Park and Centerville Community Amphitheater, Activity Center Park, Centerville Municipal Building, Benham’s Grove and the Americana Festival.

Did you know Americana is Ohio’s largest one-day festival and it is celebrating 50 years in 2022? That fun fact is prominently displayed on the side of the bus along with the city population and year founded. The Centerville bus will premiere in the parade, and then be added to regular service throughout Montgomery County beginning Tuesday, July 5. Route 14 serves the residents of Centerville.

“City Council is delighted to see our beloved landmarks shared in this unique way,” said Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton. “The Americana Festival is Centerville’s biggest party every year, so it is the perfect choice to debut the RTA bus.”

This year’s festival begins with a bang with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. on July 3, at the Centerville High School Stadium, 500 E. Franklin Street. The celebration continues on Monday July 4, with a 5K Run, Parade, Arts & Crafts Street Fair, Live Entertainment, Auto Show and lots of food concessions. To learn more about the fun things to do at the Americana festival visit www.americanafestival.org.

The Centerville bus is the seventh bus added to the “Proudly Serving” fleet joining Kettering, Trotwood, Montgomery County, Dayton, West Carrollton and Clayton. In total, there will be 22 buses highlighting the different communities served by RTA’s traditional big bus service. This is just one of the many ways RTA is proudly serving the communities of Montgomery County.

For more information on the RTA and how it connects you to the communities of Montgomery County, visit www.iriderta.org.

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