Doing Business

Metro at bus stop.
Reinventing Metro Means Business

Your organization can do business with Metro in a number of ways:

  • The Transit Benefit Plan: Allows for savings of up to 30% of the cost of transportation for your employees.
  • to discuss how to partner with Metro.
  • Bid on contracts/services: For information on current opportunities, visit Metro's Bid Opportunities page.
  • Learn more about Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) involvement.
  • Become a Sales Outlet for Metro passes: contact Metro's sales office at 513-632-7699.
  • Promote your events/special company's offers with Metro. Contact Pat LaFleur at 513-632-7522 to discuss how to get your discount offers in the hands of Metro's 800+ employees.
  • View the Metro Ethics in Procurement Policy

Advertise with Metro


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Opportunities
Metro is committed to partnering with disadvantaged business enterprises, both as a way to connect with all corners of our business community and as a way to lift up minority-, women-, disability-owned or otherwise disadvantaged businesses throughout our region.

Per federal regulations, it is Metro's policy to utilize ready, willing and able disadvantaged and small businesses and to use the best efforts possible to level the playing field.

To learn more about our DBE opportunities, click or tap here, or contact Metro's Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Tara Walker, at
Metro identity standards pdf.Metro’s Brand

Any use of the Metro brand in work performed for Metro must adhere to our established branding guidelines. These aesthetic standards are available as a downloadable document (PDF format, 8.7 MB).

Adobe Reader is required to view PDF (Portable Document Format) files. 

Transit Benefit Plan

A transit benefit plan offers an effective and efficient solution for both you and your employees’ commuting needs.  Section 132 of the Internal Revenue Code is an attractive benefit in that it lets your employees pay the cost of public transportation using pre-tax dollars, cutting their commuting costs up to 40% while saving your company the 6.20% FICA contribution, 
1.45% Medicare contribution, and federal unemployment insurance taxes on every participants’ payroll each month. It is 
a very flexible benefit, in that no annual commitments or “use it or lose it” rules apply. 

The convenience and flexibility of the program takes full advantage of the monthly benefit, allowing employees easy online access to place orders or make changes to their order at any time.  Additionally, no plan documents, discrimination testing, 
or regular filings are required by the IRS.

A small change can make a big difference in your bottom line.  Use a third-party administrator to handle all of the pre-tax deductions and administration to save you and your employees’ time and money.

A third-party administrator can:

  • Assist in establishing a plan designed to fit your company’s goals
  • Provide enrollment meetings and materials
  • Coordinate with your Human Resources department  
Transit Resources
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is the organization of state government responsible for developing and maintaining all state and federal roadways in the state of Ohio with exception of the Ohio Turnpike. In addition to highways, the department also helps develop public transportation and public aviation programs.

The American Public Transportation Association(APTA) is a non-profit organization which serves as an advocate for the advancement of public transportation programs and initiatives in the United States. Since its founding in 1882, APTA has educated the public about the benefits of public transportation through organized bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services and intercity and passenger rail programs. It lobbies the U.S. Congress and local government bodies in favor of public transportation improvements and new developments.

The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) provides transportation-related information for service providers, consultants and suppliers to innovate and solve problems in the transportation industry.

Founded in 1971, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO's mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color, through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development.