Walnut Hills Kroger Becomes First Major Retailer to Sell Metro Bus Passes

Walnut Hills Kroger customers can now add Metro monthly passes and regional stored-value cards to their grocery lists.

Metro also announces customer improvements in Walnut Hills


CINCINNATI –
Milk, bread…Metro pass.

Walnut Hills Kroger customers can now add Metro monthly passes and regional stored-value cards to their grocery lists.

Thanks to a partnership with the Walnut Hills Kroger at 954 E. McMillan St., Metro riders can purchase Zone 1 and Zone 2 Metro 30-day rolling passes and $10 regional stored-value cards (also good on TANK buses) from Kroger’s customer service desk.

In addition, Metro announced plans to enhance the bus stop directly in front of the store as part of its future Walnut Hills Transit Enhancement Project. This project will feature new sheltered boarding areas with more passenger amenities at seven Metro bus stops in the Peebles Corner area.

When completed in 2016, customers will enjoy new shelters with better lighting, sidewalk and landscape improvements, electronic real-time destination screens, and other amenities.

“Metro is invested in the Walnut Hills community,” said Metro CEO & General Manager Dwight Ferrell. “It is a critical area for our service, evidenced by the almost 208 thousand rides we provided to the neighborhood this past year. We’re excited that the Walnut Hills Kroger has become the first major retailer in the region to sell Metro bus passes. This new partnership will help us better serve our mutual customers.”

“At Kroger, we are always seeking ways to offer conveniences to our customers," said Sarah Raney, Walnut Hills Kroger Store Manager. "The Walnut Hills Kroger is happy to partner with Metro to sell bus passes to our customers who regularly use them."

In addition, many of the employees at the Walnut Hills Kroger ride Metro to get to work.

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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