2023 News Releases
Mar 28, 2023
Members of Metro’s governing body, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees, swore in four new members, marked the reappointment of two sitting members, and expressed their gratitude to one outgoing member at its monthly meeting Tuesday morning.
Mar 27, 2023
There’s no holiday in Greater Cincinnati quite like Reds Opening Day, and to celebrate the official kickoff of baseball season, Metro is thrilled to partner with the Reds to offer fare-free service to their home opener as well as to weekend home games throughout April and May.
Mar 13, 2023
To kick off the week-long recognition of our employees’ dedication, we are proud to announce Metro’s second annual Golden Bus Award recipients, who consistently embodied Metro’s mission to go above and beyond in service to our community and fellow employees.
Mar 8, 2023
Metro was proud to host Wednesday a signing ceremony celebrating the second round of Transit Infrastructure Fund (TIF) grants, which awarded $39.2 million to 36 road, bridge and other infrastructure improvement projects across 25 Hamilton County communities.
Mar 7, 2023
Access operators provide on-demand, ride-share service for people whose disabilities prevent them from using Metro’s fixed-route service. MetroNow! will provide on-demand ride-share service for any customer traveling within MetroNow!’s two pilot zones in the Northgate and Springdale areas, beginning this spring.
Mar 3, 2023
Thirty-seven new bus stop benches have been installed across Hamilton County over the last month, and 12 routes will see schedule and run-time adjustments on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
Feb 21, 2023
Metro is excited to announce that it provided more than 1 million trips in the month of January, marking the first time the transit agency has reached the ridership milestone since early 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the region.
Feb 17, 2023
All Metro fixed-route and Access paratransit service will operate regular weekday schedules on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 20, as part of the agency's new and more robust holiday service.
Feb 14, 2023
In the role, Mr. James Hubbard will play a critical part in facilitating and maintaining Metro’s relationship with its union employees and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 627 chapter.
Feb 13, 2023
The purpose of the workshops is to garner input from the public on various components of BRT implementation including station locations, station features, connections, and transit-oriented development (TOD) opportunities.
Feb 3, 2023
From Feb. 5 through Feb. 11, Metro will celebrate our elected officials and stakeholders as well as our communities and riders during Ohio Loves Transit Week.
Jan 25, 2023
The four new, clean-diesel vehicles will assist Metro’s ongoing plan to revitalize its fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles. These clean-diesel buses will be equipped with a new cooling system along with other technologies that work to lower their engines’ overall carbon footprint.
Jan 24, 2023
Kreg Keesee and Alyson Beridon were re-elected as the SORTA Board of Trustees' chair and vice chair, respectively. The Board also welcomed new member, Dan Driehaus.
Jan 22, 2023
Metro and Access paratransit will continue service through inclement winter weather, but customers should be prepared for possible detours and/or delays in service.
Jan 18, 2023
Thirty-six transit-related infrastructure projects across 25 Hamilton County communities this year will receive a combined $39.2 million in new funding from Metro's second round of Transit Infrastructure Fund grants.
Jan 17, 2023
Metro is pleased to announce that Hamilton Avenue and Reading Road will receive the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services, following months of robust community engagement and the results of a study initiated in the fall of 2022.
Jan 9, 2023
After paid training, new Metro operators earn a base-pay of more than $45,000 annually, with better wages, benefits and scheduling than ever before in Metro's history.