RTA expands service in northern Montgomery County

(DAYTON, OHIO)… To improve connections to jobs, health care, and education, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is expanding service in northern Montgomery County beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023.

Most areas in and around Trotwood, along with the stretch of Salem Avenue from downtown, which were previously served by Route 14, will be served by Route 8, the expanded Route 12, the new North Community Connector, and Connect On-demand.

Route 12 will expand further west and will end at a loop along East Main Street, South Perry Street, Grand Avenue, and South Broadway Street. It will also expand south off of Main Street down Olive Road and make a loop using Stratache Way, Prosperity Drive and Wolf Creek Pike. The Route 12 will provide direct access to and from downtown Dayton into the city of Trotwood serving current and future economic development sites.

The North Community Connector will stretch from Union Road and Main Street in Trotwood, along Shiloh Springs, Shoup Mill and Needmore roads, before ending near the Kroger along Brandt Pike in northeast Dayton. The North Community Connector will intersect with 10 other RTA routes, and serve the Northwest Transit center as it travels east to west.

RTA is also introducing a new route, Route 6 on Jan. 8, 2023. This is the first of two phases for the new route which will serve south of downtown, along Far Hills Avenue replacing most service that was covered by the Route 14. In the coming weeks, the RTA will be placing signage in key areas affected by these route changes. For more information, visit iriderta.org.

The map below shows the current Route 14N and the future service changes replacing the route:

14 North

For more information about the temporary service change, click here.

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