Xenia, OH is in a very rural area. Almost everyone in rural Ohio owns a car. Hopefully someone will post about Amtrack or Greyhound Bus options.
No Amtrak runs through xenia.
greyhound also does not stop in xenia.
people who dont own a car and need to get to one of those big cities likely ask for a ride from friendss or family. or, they just dont go.
you have to realize that rural areas of the US, outside of large city limits, do not have much in the way of public transport. you can hire a taxi, but it will cost you quite a bit. or you can look into private shuttle companies.
Xenia is not too far from the eastern suburbs of Dayton. If you could catch a cab from Xenia to someplace like Kettering or Fairborn or the WPAFB area you would be able to catch a Dayton RTA bus (http://www.greaterdaytonrta.org/pdest.asp) and use that to get to the Greyhound station in downtown Dayton. From there you would be able to catch buses to Cincinnati or Columbus. It's not all that convenient, but that's kind of the nature of transportation in this part of the country if you're without a car.
It also appears from a Google search that Greene County, which is where Xenia is located, does have some sort of transit system called CATS -- that may connect with the RTA somewhere, since big parts of suburban Dayton are in Greene County, but I can't get the website to open right now and check.
There is zero Transit in Xenia, they barely have a taxi service! I was born and raised there and now live in Toronto. Its really sad that Xenia hasn;t grown with the times. Last I rode in a taxi it was pretty cheap thou. You can pretty much get from A to Z in Xenias city limits for around $7.
You can usually find someone selling a decent car for well under $1000.00. I purchased a decent car to get me around when I was younger for $250.00. I also just spoke to my cousin who purchased a car for $250.00 a few days ago so it seems that hasnt changed either!
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