Metro Express Ridership Up Almost 18%

Metro provided 17.7% more express weekday rides in September compared to the same time last year. 

New Metro*Plus ridership generates 25,000 rides in September

CINCINNATI – More commuters were trading their keys for bus passes this September.

Metro provided 17.7% more express weekday rides in September compared to the same time last year. In September 2013, Metro provided nearly 100,000 rides on its 21 express routes.

The number of Metro rides is up significantly from September 2012 to September 2013 on the following routes:

  • Rt. 3X Montgomery Express                                  Up 18%
  • Rt. 12X Madisonville Express                                Up 54%
  • Rt. 14X Forest Park Express                                  Up 31%
  • Rt. 15X Clovernook/Mt. Healthy Express               Up 30%
  • Rt. 30X Beechmont Express                                  Up 36%
  • Rt. 38X Glenway Crossing-Uptown Express          Up 25%
  • Rt. 40X Montana Express                                      Up 57%
  • Rt. 52X: Harrison Express                                     Up 23%
  • Rt. 74X Northgate Express/Banning Express        Up 18%
  • Rt. 75X Anderson Express                                    Up 40%
 
 

Parking is free at Metro’s park and ride locations and the fares range from $1.75 to $4.25 one-way, depending on the route. Thirty-day rolling passes provide unlimited rides, and range from $70 to $170. Metro also offers $10, $20 and $30 stored-value cards, which can be used like cash.

In August, Metro made changes based on community input that included more crosstown options, service to new destinations and new Metro*Plus service connecting the Montgomery Road corridor, Uptown, downtown and The Banks. Metro*Plus provided nearly 25,000 rides in its first full month of service.

For complete bus information, call Metro at 513-621-4455 weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit www.go-metro.com.

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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