RTA offering free rides for August 8 special election

(DAYTON, OHIO)… On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, the Greater Dayton RTA will provide free rides system-wide to ensure access for everyone who chooses to vote in the special election. These free rides apply to both RTA’s fixed-route and paratransit services.

RTA understands the necessity for reliable transportation to fulfill this constitutional right. Along with providing thousands of riders with daily transportation to work, medical appointments and other activities, this Election Day program ensures the polls remain accessible for all. The RTA has been providing free rides for all elections since 2018.

Riders are encouraged to use the Transit app, RTA’s official real-time information and trip-planning mobile application, to find the bus stop nearest to their polling location. The app is free to download and available on both Android and Apple devices. More information about the app is on our website at www.iriderta.org/real-time-tracking. For those without a smartphone, real-time planning information is also available at that link.

Those who need to find their polling location can do so at the Montgomery County Board of Election’s website at https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/montgomery/pollfinder.aspx.

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