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Operator GDRTA
System Type Trolley Bus
Year Opened 1933 (ETB)
# of Lines 8, normally 5
# of Cars
Gauge N/A
Stations N/A
Power Overhead
Fare Media Cash
Website GDRTA
Data Date 2016
1st Visit 3/2007
Last Visit 3/2016
% Rode 10%

US > Lake States Transit
Dayton, Ohio

Logo - Greater Dayton RTA


Dayton, Ohio almost gave up their Electric Trolley bus network in the early 1990's. But instead they bought a new fleet of busses and continue to operate this environmentally friendly form of transport.

In 2014, RTA received 4 NextGen Trolley buses which can operate off-wire with 2 using diseal engines, the other 2 using batteries. They may consider ordering one of the 2 variants to replace the current trolley bus fleet.

The true future of the trolleybus system is always unclear. But it is great to see at least one small city still running them in lieu of converting them to full tiem diseal operation.

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Trolley bus leaving the transit mall (3/25/16) Trolley bus entering the transit mall (3/25/16)
Trolleybus at Westown transit center (3/25/16) Trolleybus downtown (3/25/16)
Trolleybus downtown (3/25/16) Trolleybus at Westown transit center in the newer paint scheme (3/25/16)
Trolley buses in storage near the main bus depot (3/25/16) NextGen bus by the transit mall (3/25/16)
NextGen bus by the transit mall (3/25/16) NexGen bus starting inbouns on the #7 by Woodman & Patterson (3/25/2016)
NexGen bus starting inbouns on the #7 by Woodman & Patterson (3/25/2016) Standard bus downtown (3/25/16)
Standard bus downtown (3/25/16) Near the downtown hub of 3rd/Main. (3/10/07)
Heading downtown on Main St. (3/10/07) At the downtown hub of 3rd/Main. (3/8/07)
At the downtown hub of 3rd/Main. (3/8/07) At the downtown hub of 3rd/Main. (3/8/07)

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