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Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 5:23 AM
DAYTON — The Greater Dayton RTA’s route changes, eliminations, and fare adjustments went into effect Sunday.
RTA had a recent sales tax revenue loss that reduced its annual revenues by $4.6 million, according to Greater Dayton RTA’s Communications Manager Jessica Olson.
According to Olson, the sales tax losses were a result of a federally-mandated change to Ohio’s taxation of Managed Care Organizations in Ohio.
Minor adjustments were also made to improve the agency’s quality of service for its customers, communities, and businesses, Olson said.
Customers can visit iriderta.org/reductions for more information about route and fare changes.
Below is a list of changes made to RTA routes, according to Olson:
Eliminated Routes: X1A, X1B, 40, 41 and 61.
RTA Connect service additions: The RTA Connect on Demand service will now encompass areas previously serviced by Routes X1A, X1B, 40 and 41. Maps of these new RTA Connect on Demand stops can be found at iriderta.org/RTAConnect.
Eliminated Saturday and Sunday service: Routes 23 and 60 will no longer have Saturday or Sunday service.
Eliminated Sunday service: Routes 11 and 22 will no longer have Sunday service.
Route 1: The weekday eastbound trip from Wright Stop Plaza at 4:21 has been eliminated. The westbound weekday trip from the Student Union to Wright Stop Plaza (WSP) at 4:57 a.m. has been eliminated and will now start at WSP at 5:18 a.m.
Route 4: The weekday eastbound trip from Gunther at Hoover to Wright Stop Plaza at 3:54 p.m. has been eliminated. A new weekday eastbound trip from Gunther at Hoover to WSP will be at 3:08 p.m.
Route 8: The time point that was previously Germantown at Edwin C. Moses on all service days in both directions will now be moved to the Mound St. at Germantown stop.
Route 9: Time adjusted by 1 to 3 minutes on multiple weekday trips in both directions between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Time adjusted by 1 to 2 minutes on multiple Saturday and Sunday trips in both directions between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The weekday southbound trip from Free Pike at Arlene to Germantown at Derby previously at 7:46 a.m. will now be at 6:46 a.m., and the return northbound trip from Germantown at Derby to Wright Stop Plaza previously at 8:50 a.m. will now be at 7:50 a.m.
Route 12: The weekday southbound trips from Wright Stop Plaza at 4:38 a.m. and Benson at Fairview at 5:36 a.m. have been eliminated. A weekday southbound trip from WSP at 5:56 a.m. has been added.
The weekday northbound trips from WSP at 4:58 a.m. and Woodman Center to WSP at 5:22 a.m. have been eliminated. A weekday northbound trip from WSP at 5:49 a.m. has been added.
Route 16: The following departure times for weekday northbound trips have been changed: Main at Franklin from 5:08 a.m. to 5:06 a.m.; Costco at Feedwire from 7:33 a.m. to 7:31 a.m.; Wilmington at Smithville from 8:59 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The weekday southbound trip time from Sheets/Montgomery changed from 5:53 a.m. to 5:51 a.m.
Route 18: The times of trips in both directions have been adjusted by 1 to 3 minutes between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The times of all Sunday trips in both directions are moved forward 1 minute between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.
Route 19: The times of trips in both directions have been adjusted by 1 to 3 minutes between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, and between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays. The times of all Sunday trips in both directions are moved forward 1 minute between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.
Route 22: All Sunday service has been eliminated. The weekday northbound trip from Main at Franklin at 4:14 a.m. and the return trip from Town Center at York Commons has been eliminated. The weekday northbound trip time from Main at Franklin changed from 5:24 a.m. to 5:22 a.m.
Route X5: All Saturday and Sunday northbound trips will now service Austin Landing. The Saturday southbound trip at 7:32 a.m. from 3rd Street at Perry will now begin at Wright Stop Plaza at 7:32 a.m. The Saturday southbound trip time from WSP changed from 8:35 a.m. to 8:31 a.m. Changed the Saturday northbound trips from the South Transit Center at 8:15 a.m. to 8:03 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. to 9:02 a.m. New Sunday southbound trips from WSP have been added at 7:50 p.m., 9:05 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. New Sunday northbound trips from the South Transit Center have been added at 8:32 p.m., 9:47 p.m. and 10:59 p.m. All departure times for Sunday northbound trips from the South Transit Center between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. have been changed by 2 to 7 minutes.
Route 43: The weekday northbound trips from Wright Stop Plaza at 8:55 p.m. and from Northwest Transit Center at 6:16 p.m. have been eliminated. The weekday northbound trips from WSP at 6:00 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. no longer service Spectrum Brands and Dayton International Airport. The weekday northbound trip from WSP at 6:00 a.m. now services Peter's Pike, N. Dixie and Crossroads Court at Falls Creek and the southbound return trips departs at 6:46 a.m. The weekday northbound trip from WSP at 6:20 a.m. now services Spectrum Brands and ends at Dayton Airport with the southbound return trip departing from Dayton Airport at 7:04 a.m. The weekday southbound trips from the Dayton Airport at 6:36 a.m. and 9:15 p.m., from Procter & Gamble at 6:51 p.m. and from Crossroads Court at Falls Creek at 7:16 a.m. have all been eliminated. All Saturday evening service after 7:30 p.m. has been eliminated. The departure time of the Saturday southbound trip from the Dayton Airport has been changed from 6:49 a.m. to 6:36 a.m. The Sunday northbound trips from WSP at 6:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 3:50 p.m. and 10:32 p.m. have been eliminated. Sunday southbound trips from the Dayton Airport at 7:01 a.m., 11:13 a.m., 4:13 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. have been eliminated.
LS Routes: Limited Service (LS) routes for P.L Dunbar and Thurgood Marshall high schools have been adjusted to match the bell times for the schools.
Below is a list of fare changes, according to Olson:
Cash Fares: Cash fares for adults (age 13 and up) will increase from $1.75 to $2 per boarding. Senior and disabled fare* will increase from $0.85 to $1 per boarding. Children age 12 and under and 60 inches tall and under will ride free.**
Tokens: Tokens will be eliminated and will not be sold by the RTA or any sales outlet providers. *** For those who currently have tokens, the RTA will continue to accept tokens in its fare boxes through the end of 2018.
Paratransit Services: No changes to cash and ticket prices ($3.50 per boarding) or countywide service prices ($5 per boarding.)
Passes: The weekend and family passes will be eliminated. The day pass has been reduced from $5 to $4. A reduced-fare day pass will now be offered for qualifying customers for $2*. Both day passes can be purchased when boarding the bus by telling the driver you wish to purchase the pass before inserting money into the fare box. There are no changes to the prices of the monthly, monthly senior or disabled, weekly or red and gray school passes.
Transfers: Transfers will be eliminated. Customers who previously rode two trips with transfers (a cash cost of $4) can now buy the day pass for $4 and ride unlimited the day of the pass purchase.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 3:24 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:40 AM
MIAMI TWP. — A woman accused of hitting a West Carrollton police cruiser, while the officer was on a separate traffic stop, was arrested on suspicion of OVI after her vehicle was stopped on Interstate 75 Friday morning, according to jail records and police.
Stephanie Dye, 47, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail following the incident on the highway in the area of I-75 and Interstate 675 around 2:45 a.m.
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Police said they had stopped a vehicle on the highway for a speed violation and as the officer was handling that traffic stop, Dye was accused of hitting the West Carrollton cruiser.
The officer left the original traffic stop and was able to stop Dye’s vehicle a short time later without incident, investigators said.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to assist with the crash investigation involving the cruiser.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:54 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 10:38 AM
Troy — UPDATE @ 10:38 a.m.
A St. Paris man who was on his way home from a long work shift told Troy police he fell asleep while driving Friday morning, causing his car to jump a curb and hit the side of a garage.
Before hitting the garage on Saratoga Drive, the car luckily dodged a large boulder and went in between two trees. The two cars parked inside the garage had minor damage and the driver sustained a cut above his eye. The driver, who fled the scene on foot, will be cited for failure to control, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under a suspended license and giving false information to the police.
Friday morning a Troy driver was on his way home from a twelve hour shift, fell asleep at the wheel and hit a garage on Saratoga Drive.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 7:21 PM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:18 AM
— A clipper-type system will push through southwest Ohio this weekend, but it’s too early to tell the storm’s track.
Snow is expected Saturday, with a good chance for accumulation.
“At this point it’s safe to assume areas southwest of Dayton will see the highest snowfall totals, but the exact amount is still in question”, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
With this storm having a sharp gradient between a lot of snow and no snow, there’s still some tweaking needed over the next day or so.
A line of winter weather is expected to blast through southwest Ohio on Saturday, but it’s too early to say who will get the most punishing hit.
“Here’s the bottom line: It’s an intense system and someone is going to see a lot of snow, we just don’t know where it’s going yet,” said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. “Right now, it looks like either Dayton or Cincinnati will get nailed.”
Elwell said it looks like there could be a “sharp cut-off” for who gets snow, and who doesn’t.
“It’s very possible that Cincinnati could get 6-plus inches of snow, and Dayton gets an inch or less. That’s how sharp we expect it to be,” Elwell said.
Right now, Oxford, Hamilton and Middletown appear to be in the direct track of the storm.
“We believe between Dayton and Cincinnati will see a lot of snow,” Elwell said. “But any small deviation in the track will play a huge role in who see’s what.”
Sunday is expected to be a pleasant end to the weekend with highs in the mid 40s and clear skies. Monday brings warm temperatures to start the new week with sunshine and highs in the low 50s.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 6:42 PM
— From a mother of two who overcame a decade of being sex trafficked, to a young man just out of jail for what he hopes will be the last time, local people who have come out the other side of the opioid epidemic are telling their stories.
No two recovery stories are exactly alike, but for each of the people interviewed here substance abuse was a symptom of larger issues of trauma, isolation and loss. Although at various stages of recovery, each expressed a desire to help others find their way out of addiction hell. And that includes sharing their story publicly.
It used to be very rare to see someone step in front of their church congregation or civic organization — let alone television cameras — and tell their story of addiction and recovery, said Greg Delaney, a pastor and outreach coordinator for Woodhaven Recovery in Dayton.
But this month he shared his story of long-term recovery at the White House.
“The climate has changed,” he said. “The narrative has changed.”
FULL STORY: Local recovering addicts tell their stories