Wright Patterson AFB


Getting To & Around

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In Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties

Wright Patterson Getting To and Around in Clark Green Miami Montgomery and Preble Counties

Most people traveling in the Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties choose to drive, enjoying the relaxing scenic byways through the central plains in the western portion of the state. The counties link easily to other parts of Ohio and Indiana via several highways.

For those flying, there are two major airports within 100 or so miles with numerous air carriers.

Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties have public transportation, and the area is also served by Greyhound and Amtrak.

Airports

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Dayton International Airport

3600 Terminal Drive, Suite 300
Vandalia, OH 45377
937-454-8200
www.flydayton.com

Dayton International Airport is approximately 20 miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is the third-largest commercial airport in Ohio, serving more than 1 million travelers each year. Major carriers include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

Ground transportation includes bus, taxi and eight rental car companies. A commercial van service provides transportation between Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the airport. Charter Vans operates on an on-call basis. The Charter Vans vehicle will depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Hope Hotel and 20 minutes past the hour from the VOQ (Bldg. 825) after reservations have been made. For hours, rates, etc., visit www.chartervans.com.

John Glenn Columbus International Airport

4600 International Gateway
Columbus, OH 43219
614-239-4000
www.flycolumbus.com

John Glenn Columbus International Airport is approximately 80 miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. John Glenn Columbus International Airport is the largest passenger airport in central Ohio and is the second-busiest commercial airport in Ohio, serving nearly 7 million travelers each year. Major carriers include Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

Ground transportation includes bus, taxi, shuttles, limos and eight rental car companies on the ground floor of the parking garage.

Public Transportation

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Amtrak Dayton – Bus Station

Northwest Hub Transit Center
2075 Shiloh Springs Road
Trotwood, OH 45426
800-872-7245
www.amtrak.com

Amtrak’s commercial rail service station for the Dayton area is in the Northwest Hub Transit Center, one of five hubs for the bus service in Montgomery County. It is conveniently located 8 miles from Dayton and 15 miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. For information on routes and fares, visit www.amtrak.com.

Dayton Greyhound Station

2075 Shiloh Springs Road
Dayton, OH 45426
937-837-6251
Toll free 800-231-2222
www.greyhound.com

Greyhound provides bus service between several points in Ohio and across the United States. Call for hours of operation and ticketing schedules, or book online at www.greyhound.com.

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority

4 S. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45402
937-425-8300
www.i-riderta.org

RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and operates diesel, hybrid diesel and electric trolley buses. There are more than 3,300 stops on 31 routes throughout the region, operating from 4:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. All RTA buses include bike racks and are wheelchair-accessible.

More than 9 million passenger trips are made on RTA buses each year.

For more information on fares and the system’s service area, visit the RTA website.

Greene CATS Public Transit

2380 Bellbrook Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
937-708-8322
www.co.greene.oh.us/index.aspx?NID=253

Greene CATS is a small county public transit system operated by the Greene County Transit Board. It provides transportation for the residents of Greene County with special attention to those who are transportation disadvantaged. Greene CATS offers two types of demand-responsive service: scheduled rides and flex routes. Scheduled rides pick up and drop off riders at any location within Greene County with limited service to Montgomery County from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Flex routes have defined routes with scheduled time points that circulate and link the Greene County communities of Beavercreek, Fairborn, Xenia and Yellow Springs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A flex express route that connects Xenia to downtown Dayton is also available.

For more information on fares and the system’s service area, visit the Greene CATS website.

Springfield City Area Transit

100 Jefferson St.
Springfield, OH 45506
937-328-7228
www.springfieldohio.gov/scat

Springfield City Area Transit has been providing service within the city of Springfield since the early 1870s. SCAT operates 11 fixed routes, ADA paratransit rides and Dial-a-Ride from 6:40 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on fees and schedules, visit SCAT’s website.

Driving and Commuting

Wright Patterson Getting To and Around Driving and Commuting

Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties are traversed by four interstates and various state routes.

Clark County is bisected from east to west by Interstate 70. U.S. highways 40, 42 and 68 and state routes 41, 54, 72, 235 and 571 connect residents to areas within and around the county as well.

In Greene County, Interstate 675 connects Fairborn and Beavercreek while U.S. highways 35, 42 and 68 connect Xenia to other parts of the county. State Route 444 connects Fairborn residents with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Interstate 75 connects Miami County residents to Dayton while numerous state routes cross the county.

In addition to interstates 75 and 675 and U.S. highways 35 and 40, numerous state routes in Montgomery County join the area to its surrounding counties. State Route 4 connects Dayton residents to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn.

The Ohio Department of Transportation offers resources for commuters at www.ohgo.com. Travelers can view up-to-the-minute updates on traffic, road restrictions and closures, and winter conditions.

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission sponsors the local Rideshare Program, which is available for free for anyone who lives, works or attends college in Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties. For information, visit www.mvrpc.org/transportation/miami-valley-rideshare or call 800-743-7283.

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Charles D. Shipley Building
1970 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43218
614-752-7500
www.publicsafety.ohio.gov

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The bureau issues driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms and general information at www.bmv.ohio.gov.

Driver’s Licenses

Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Ohio from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state, but in general, all Ohio residents who want to drive must apply for a driver’s license once residency is established.

Visit www.bmv.ohio.gov/driver-license.aspx to see what is required for licensing and insurance under various scenarios in its driver license information section.

Distracted Driving

The state of Ohio does not prohibit drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle. Making or receiving calls with any device, hands-free or not, is illegal for all drivers under 18. Texting is illegal for drivers of all ages.

Vehicle Registration

Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at www.bmv.ohio.gov/forms-general.aspx, including BMV forms, requests for driving records and more.

Ohio Department of Transportation

www.dot.state.oh.us

Visit the Ohio Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, and to view live traffic cameras.

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