Metro History and Calendar

Learn about Cincinnati's transit history with history panels created by Dan Hurley of the Cincinnati Museum Center. These panels are on display at Metro's Government Square hub on Fifth Street between Walnut and Main streets downtown.

Journey Through History document 1.

Journey Through History document 2. Journey Through History document 3. Journey Through History document 4. Journey Through History document 5. Journey Through History document 6.

 2016 Calendar Available for Download

Each month, new Metro monthly calendars will be available. Download your favorite by clicking on the image of your choice, below. When the larger image opens, right click with your mouse and select "Set as desktop background."  Be sure to check back each month for the new images.

July 2016


Take a trip on Metro
In its early days, Metro (then known as Queen City Metro) urged customers to save money by taking transit and to demonstrate the savings, they gave away a trip to Florida. Times may have changed, but the savings have not. In fact, riding Metro instead of driving to work can save you more than $5,000 a year. Imagine the vacations you could take away with that kind of dough...

Fun in the sun
The men in this photo, all employees of the street railway company, are about to embark on their annual picnic. As proof of how customs have changed, can you even conceive of attending a picnic today in a suit, tie and hat?

Declare your Independence                               
Metro's baby bus Hydi has become a familiar site in the many parades around town. Here she is being driven in the famous Northside Fourth of July parade last year. You can catch Hydi in the Northside parade again, along with appearances in the Black Family Reunion Parade in August.




    • It's the 26th anniversary of the passage of ADA. Metro buses are equipped with a ramps for riders with wheelchairs.