RTA offers free rides system wide to help with transportation to Juneteenth events

(DAYTON, OHIO)… To make sure the community has access to the numerous Juneteenth celebrations, all rides system wide will be free on Monday, June 19.

Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the United States after federal troops arrived in Texas in 1865 to ensure all enslaved people were freed. This came two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation

Here locally, several big events have been planned to celebrate the federal holiday. One of the biggest events will be a free concert at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering. The “Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom” concert will take place on June 19 from 4-7 p.m. featuring live music, food trucks, local vendors and crafts for children.

On Sunday, June 18, there will be a concert at Eichelberger Amphitheater in Huber Heights from 5-10 p.m. Riders will also be able to travel to this concert for free. That’s because all rides system wide are free on Sundays through the end of the year as part of our ongoing 50th anniversary celebration.

Both concerts are easily accessible by several RTA routes. To plan your trip, visit iriderta.org or download the Transit app.

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