RTA IS ...

RTA Is . . .

  • A public agency, under Ohio law
  • Governed by a nine member Board of Trustees appointed by Montgomery County and the cities of Dayton, Kettering and Oakwood
  • Serves all of Montgomery County, plus
  • Purchased private company in 1972
  • Expanded to countywide service in 1980 with the voter approval of a one-half percent permanent sales tax

Operational Statistics

  • Operates 365 days per year/21 hours per day
  • 36 routes
  • 259 passenger vehicles
  • $2.4 Million paratransit service for individuals with disabilities
    • 39 vans and small buses
  • 709 employees
  • 48,000 passengers traveling 135,000 miles on a typical weekday
  • 26,500 vehicle revenue miles on the average weekday
  • 1,470 monthly wheelchair lifts recorded on fixed-route service in 1995
  • 4,400 bus stops
  • 90% of Montgomery County residents are within 1/2 mile of service
  • $42.0 million annual operating budget

Who Rides RTA?1

  • RTA passengers are a diverse group:
    • 17% of riders are under 18 years of age
    • 73% of riders are 18-64 years of age
    • 9% of riders are above 65 years of age
  • RTA passengers ride for a variety of reasons:
    • 45% work
    • 10% shopping
    • 6% school
    • 10% visit friends and relatives
    • 9% medical appointments
  • RTA passengers have purchasing power:
    • 22% of riders have household incomes above $20,000
    • 44% use tokens and passes
  • Economic Benefits of the RTA:
    • The annual net benefit of RTA to Montgomery County residents is $77.3 million
  • Other important facts:
    • 21% of RTA riders ride almost every day
    • 9% of Montgomery County residents (51,293) use RTA in an average week
1Source: The Economic Impact of the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority on Montgomery County, prepared by The Center for Business & Economic Research, University of Dayton, May 1995.

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