Friday, April 4, 2008

Take the Bus

Do you take the bus to work or school? Maybe just for fun? The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (GDRTA) wants to hear from you. By special request, here is their recent announcement:

We know that our riders have a lot to say about our service. More importantly, we know you have great ideas to share. RTA is accepting applications for members of a Riders’ Advisory Council to begin meeting at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every other month. Refreshments will be served. Applications are due by April 11th.

Council members’ thoughts and ideas will be directly reported to the RTA board of trustees. If you are an RTA customer, please apply to fill one of 21 seats on the council. Members will not be paid, but your ideas can help make a difference in the way the RTA provides service to all customers.

For more information, please visit our website or call Nathan Owens at (937) 425-8374. For assistance in planning an RTA trip, visit the website or call RideLine at 226-1144.

"Providing transportation for 138 years, Greater Dayton RTA is Ohio’s fourth largest public transit system serving Dayton and 19 surrounding communities in Montgomery and parts of Greene County. RTA provides more than 11 million passenger trips per year on fixed and paratransit vehicles. The RTA is the only public transit agency in the country to provide continuous electric trolley service for 120 years."

That last part is pretty cool. 120 years? Think about that. They were around when the houses in St. Anne's Hill were just being built. Maybe the family who built your house took the trolley down the hill to go downtown and buy some tools.

So if you're interested, lend your voice to help shape the next 120 years.

... and don't forget, we're doing some spring cleaning on Saturday morning!

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