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Transit plan offers new services, better connections, improved efficiency;
public meeting planned for May 1 to receive comments
View our Go*Forward Transit Plan webpage for details of all route changes.
CINCINNATI – It’s a new direction for Metro.
This year, Metro is planning to implement short-term improvements to boost the efficiency and productivity of current service and make it easier to ride. The proposed changes were identified during a major transit planning effort in 2012.
The improvements proposed for this year include:
The proposed short-term improvements are planned for implementation in August 2013 and December 2013 and are being made within Metro’s 2013 operating budget.
“Last year, we listened to the community’s suggestions and, as a result, are proposing a number of service changes to better meet our customers’ needs and attract new riders,” says Terry Garcia Crews, Metro CEO & General Manager. “We’re ready to go forward with improvements that will make Metro more efficient, more convenient, and easier to ride.”
Metro will hold a public meeting to receive comments about the proposed changes on May 1. The public may also submit comments on Metro’s website, by e-mail or fax, or in writing.
Proposed August 2013 service changes:
NEW Metro*Plus pre-BRT demonstration project
New Metro*Plus service will test the community’s interest in more expanded Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service. Metro*Plus will provide a direct, limited-stop connection between the Montgomery Road corridor from the Kenwood/Blue Ash area to Uptown and downtown. Customers must currently transfer to get to Uptown from Montgomery Road.
Metro*Plus will offer:
More routes serving Metro’s Glenway Crossing Transit Center:
NEW crosstown options (connecting at Glenway Crossing Transit Center):
More service on major corridors:
December 2013 service changes:
New Uptown Transit District (spring groundbreaking, open by year-end):
Several routes will be modified in Uptown to serve the new Uptown Transit District for access to jobs, education, medical, and entertainment
and easier transfers.
- Vine between McMillan and Calhoun
- Jefferson Ave. and University
- UC Health medical center and Cincinnati Children’s
- Clifton Heights business district
The public meeting on Metro’s proposed short-term plan changes will be held on May 1, 2013, in South Meeting Room 232 of the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH. The public may attend anytime between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to give comments about the proposed changes.
Presentations will be offered every hour on the hour. Sign-language and Spanish-language interpreters, and Braille-format and Spanish-language materials, will be available if requested at least one week before the meeting.
Comments may also be submitted in the following ways by May 1, 2013:
All comments received by May 1, 2013 will become part of the public
For complete information on proposed changes and route maps, visit www.go-metro.com or call 513-621-4455.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.
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