2023 News Releases
Sep 22, 2023
Joined by city, neighborhood and civic leaders, Metro celebrated three improved West End bus shelters – adorned with community art depicting noted West End residents – during a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 21.
Sep 21, 2023
Metro is proud to host its third annual Car Free Day Cincy on Friday, Sept. 22 with free rides on all Metro fixed-route service, Access paratransit
and MetroNow! services.
Sep 13, 2023
Avoid the stress of navigating road closures and finding parking and ride Metro to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Sept. 14-17 along 5th Street. Check event-related street closures and service detours.
Sep 5, 2023
Effective Sept. 5, William Spraul will be re-joining Metro as its new Vice President of Operations. In this role, Spraul will be responsible for delivering Metro’s fixed-route, Access Paratransit and MetroNow! on-demand services to ensure operational excellence. This includes oversight of Metro’s operations staff and operators, as well as the Customer Care Center, Safety & Security, Risk and Performance Management departments.
Aug 15, 2023
It was Aug. 15, 1973. Theodore Berry was the mayor, the Big Red Machine was in full effect and Cincinnati's bustling streets were witnessing a groundbreaking transformation.
Aug 9, 2023
Metro celebrates partnerships with BlaCk OWned Outerwear and BlaCk Coffee Lounge during the unveiling of Metro’s 50th anniversary commemorative T-shirt, which celebrates both Metro’s 50-year legacy of serving the community and the diversity of local small and disadvantaged businesses (XBEs) and individuals who have moved the region forward.
Aug 4, 2023
Metro wants you to take a trip back through its 50 years of service to Cincinnati and Hamilton County with an exhibition of historical documents, passes, uniforms and other memorabilia dating back to its inception in 1973 and beyond.
Jul 26, 2023
To assist Hamilton County residents in accessing their polling locations for the upcoming special election on Aug. 8 in Ohio, all Metro fixed-route, Access paratransit and MetroNow! trips will be free to ride that day.
Jul 24, 2023
Metro is hosting an Operator Career Fair on Saturday, July 29 at our Queensgate Division (1401 Bank Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jul 24, 2023
The new connection will go into effect with routine, quarterly service improvements planned to go into effect Sunday, Aug. 13.
Jul 18, 2023
Court Street Plaza roller-skate block parties coincide with Cincinnati Music Festival at Paycor Stadium.
Jul 5, 2023
Innovative service to launch in Mt. Healthy/Northgate zone
May 18, 2023
Those looking to give commuting by bike a try will have the perfect opportunity on Friday, May 19, when transit systems around the Cincinnati region partner to offer free fare for those busing with their bikes.
May 11, 2023
A new, innovative on-demand public transit service is just around the corner in Hamilton County.
May 11, 2023
Want to help improve the customer experience for all Metro riders? Interested in serving as an ambassador for public transit in our region? Join Metro’s Strategic Transit Engagement to Expand Ridership, or STEER Committee!
Apr 21, 2023
Metro would like to invite Hamilton County communities to “go green” this Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, by choosing public transportation, which has never been a more convenient and reliable option for reducing one’s energy use and carbon footprint, thanks recent service improvements through the Reinventing Metro plan.
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.