Dayton RTA

Education
5:38 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

RTA To Extend Student Bus Pass Times

Belmont High School student Chico Rucker with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The city of Dayton and the Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) have announced they’re extending the hours for student bus passes. Student bus passes have only been good through 4:30pm; now a $30 monthly pass will last until 5pm, and the $40 pass will be good through 7pm on weekdays.

The city has found transportation is a problem for a lot of kids who want to participate in tutoring and other after-school activities.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:08 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Dayton Bus Driver Fired For Feigning Attack

RTA bus driver, Ricky Wagoner has been fired from his job. Earlier this year, Wagoner told authorities he was attacked by three black men at a stop in Dayton. He also told police he was stabbed and shot at as he fought back against his attackers. 

Dayton police have said the 49-year-old driver’s account wasn't supported by evidence and testing. The FBI also says its investigation of the case as a potential hate crime found no evidence.

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Crime
6:58 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Dayton Police Drop RTA Bus Driver's Shooting Case

Dayton police have closed the case of RTA bus driver Rickey Wagoner who claimed he was attacked on the job earlier this year, saying the evidence doesn’t support Wagoner’s story.

Wagoner, who is white, told police in February he stepped off his bus in the 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue in Dayton to investigate a loss of power and was attacked by three black men. Claiming he was shot and stabbed while fighting back, Wagoner said his attackers used racial language. The incident was being investigated as a hate crime.

 

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Around the Miami Valley
6:29 am
Tue January 14, 2014

RTA Bus Stops Are Up And Running At Fairfield Commons Mall

Last year, Dayton-based Leaders for Equality in Action or LEAD, filed a federal complaint with the Highway Administration against the city of Beavercreek after it denied an RTA request to place three bus stops near the mall.

After the Highway Administration  threatened to strip the city of nearly $11 million in funding if it didn't comply with RTA's request, Beavercreek's City Council voted late last year to approve the new bus stops. The new RTA bus stops on Pentagon Boulevard were up and running Sunday morning.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Beavercreek City Council Tables Discussion About RTA Bus Stops

Monday evening at Beavercreek's City Council meeting, an attorney for the city advised that failure to comply with a recent federal discrimination order could result in the loss of federal funding for highway construction projects.  Wayne Baker reports

In late June, the Federal Highway Administration ruled the city violated Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights act by refusing two install three bus stops near the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

Attorney Adam Levin explained to council members Monday that the city could fight the ruling but it would be costly

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