Uptown shelter

Metro's New Uptown Transit District Now Open

The Uptown area represents approximately 50,000 jobs and an economic impact of more than $3 billion. The area includes the University of Cincinnati, UC Medical Center and several major hospitals, the EPA and other employers. Metro’s new Uptown Transit District will serve the thousands of people riding Metro to and from jobs, education, medical services and entertainment in Uptown every day.

The Uptown Transit District serves as the major connection and transfer point for several Metro routes. It is composed of boarding areas in four locations:

  • University of Cincinnati on Jefferson
  • Medical center area (University Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)
  • Clifton Heights business district (near Hughes High School)
  • Vine between McMillian and Calhoun

The Uptown Transit District was developed with the involvement of partners including the University of Cincinnati, the Uptown Consortium, and the City of Cincinnati. Designed by Michael Schuster Associates and built by Adleta Construction, the new shelters offer many customer amenities, including:

  • Distinctive, sheltered boarding areas
  • Real-time information
  • Wayfinding and rider information kiosks
  • Enhanced streetscaping and sidewalk improvements in some areas
  • Ticket vending machines at two locations

Metro secured $7 million for the Uptown Transit District project. This includes federal earmark and federal Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality funds made available through the Ohio Department of Transportation and OKI Regional Council of Governments and local funds.

Uptown Transit District Grand Opening Booklet

Uptown Transit District Map

Uptown Transit District Facts at a Glance

Uptown Transit District Landmark Background

Children's Hospital Medical Center shelter

 Clifton Heights bus shelter

University bus shelter Vine street bus shelter