RTA offers free rides systemwide to help with transportation to Juneteenth events

(DAYTON, OHIO)… Numerous Juneteenth celebrations have been planned throughout Montgomery County and to ensure the community has access to all of them, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will offer free rides systemwide on Wednesday, June 19.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday that 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. 

One of the biggest local celebrations will be a free concert at the Fraze Pavilion inside the Lincoln Park Civic Commons in Kettering. The RTA is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year’s “Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom” concert. It takes place on June 19 from 5-8 p.m. and features live music, food trucks, local vendors and crafts for children. The RTA’s June bus, featuring Juneteenth, will be on display for the community to check out. To learn more about the event, visit www.fraze.com/juneteenth-2024.

The concert is easily accessible by several RTA routes. To plan your trip, use the trip planner located on the homepage at iriderta.org or download the Transit app. 

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