New Metro Express Route To Connect Westside And Uptown

Park & ride at Glenway Crossing available during construction

CINCINNATI - Metro will launch a new route to provide direct service connecting Cincinnati's westside neighborhoods with the growing Uptown area, starting Monday, Aug. 15.

Park & ride at Glenway Crossing available during construction

CINCINNATI - Metro will launch a new route to provide direct service connecting Cincinnati's westside neighborhoods with the growing Uptown area, starting Monday, Aug. 15.

The Rt. 38X Glenway Crossing-Uptown Express will operate six weekday morning and six weekday afternoon trips between Western Hills and the Uptown area and will serve destinations including:

  • Hospitals: Good Samaritan Hospital, University Hospital, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Holmes Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, The Christ Hospital
  • Universities: The University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College
  • Employer: Environmental Protection Agency
  • Destination: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Rt. 38X will use the new Glenway Crossing Transit Center & Park & Ride, now under construction in the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center at Glen Crossing Way and Anderson Ferry Road (across from HH Gregg). Free parking is available at an adjacent lot during construction.

The route runs through Westwood and North Fairmount via Westwood Northern Boulevard, through Camp Washington, University Heights, Corryville and Mt. Auburn. The route does not go downtown. It will offer "limited-stop" service, meaning it will only stop where other Metro routes connect for faster commuting.

Fare will be $1.75 each way, or $70 for a pass offering unlimited monthly rides.

Metro's new Glenway Crossing Transit Center:  When completed in Fall 2011, the Glenway Crossing Transit Center and Park & Ride will be Metro's newest transit facility. The transit center will feature three off-street and one on-street stops, 70 free parking spaces, shelters, security cameras and much more. In addition to the Rt. 38X Glenway Crossing-Uptown Express, the transit center will serve Rt. 39 Western Hills-Uptown, Rt. 64 Westwood-Ferguson and Rt. 77X Delhi Express.

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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