Bus on Shoulder

Metro at Government Square downtown.Since 2008, Metro buses have been using the left shoulder on I-71 to beat traffic congestion and provide a faster commute.

  • Bus may only use shoulder when traffic is moving at 30 mph or slower
  • Buses may only go 15 mph faster than traffic with a maximum speed of 35 mph
  • Rts. 71, 71X and 72 only
  • 12-miles of I-71 north and southbound from Kenwood Road to Western Row Road (Kings Island)
  • Can only use left shoulder
  • Signs posted to alert motories to presence of buses in shoulder lanes
  • Offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, ARTIMIS and the Federal Highway Administration

Buses on the shoulder help to:Metro at Government Square downtown.Metro at Government Square downtown.

  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Increase ridership by providing a faster commute
  • Maximize capacity of highway
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