Tips For Riding Cincinnati Bell Connector During Oktoberfest Weekend
CINCINNATI – Large crowds are expected to ride the Cincinnati Bell Connector over the Oktoberfest weekend. Long lines are expected at the ticket vending machines at the streetcar stations.
Here are a few tips to make it faster and easier to ride:
Buy a streetcar day pass: For only $2, you can ride the Cincinnati Bell Connector all day and night. The day pass is available on the Cincy EZRide app and at the ticket vending machines at streetcar stations.
Download the Cincy EZRide mobile ticket app free: Riders are urged to purchase streetcar tickets on the new Cincy EZRide app, available free at the Android and Apple app stores. Tickets can be purchased in advance and activated on your smartphone when you're ready to ride.
Buy a streetcar token, good through Sunday night: A limited number of commemorative streetcar tokens are also still available, good for unlimited rides through the end of service on Sunday, Sept. 18. Cost is $10 and they are available at the Metro sales office in the Mercantile Building Arcade (on Fifth between Walnut and Main), weekdays from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Validate your ticket... this is important: To validate your ticket, insert the paper ticket into the Validator at the bottom of the ticket vending machines. For the Cincy EZRide electronic ticket, just activate on your phone when you're ready to ride.
Show your ticket: Show your validated ticket or e-ticket to the fare inspector on the streetcar.
Be patient: We expect a lot of people to ride the streetcar over Oktoberfest weekend and people are learning to use both the ticket vending machine and the streetcar system. Your patience is appreciated.
About the Cincinnati Bell Connector: The Cincinnati Bell Connector is intended to expand transportation options, stimulate development, and enhance livability by connecting downtown, the riverfront and Over the Rhine. The Cincinnati Bell Connector is owned and funded by the City of Cincinnati, managed by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, and operated by Transdev.