2022 News Releases
Jun 28, 2022
For 10 weekends, between Fourth of July weekend, Saturday, July 2 and Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 4, Metro and Access paratransit will provide all Saturday and Sunday trips fare-free, to ensure the community has an affordable and convenient alternative to driving to their favorite, local weekend destinations.
Jun 16, 2022
Hamilton County municipalities have until 2 p.m., Thursday, June 30 to submit applications for the second annual round of SORTA's Transit Infrastructure Fund grants.
Jun 9, 2022
Metro's next operator hiring event will take place Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at our Queensgate facility, located at 1401 Bank St.
May 25, 2022
Service improvements - including more buses running more often for longer stretches of the day on four major routes, new service to Amazon's River Road facility and improved holiday schedules - will take effect Sunday, May 29.
May 16, 2022
Those looking to give commuting by bike a try will have the perfect opportunity on Friday, May 20, when transit systems around the Cincinnati region partner to offer free fare for those busing with their bike.
May 10, 2022
In the role, Mr. Bailey manages the delivery of fixed-route services to the community and oversees all operators; service delivery and quality; supervision; dispatching; and support and operations at Metro’s transit facilities and passenger hubs.
Apr 29, 2022
Mr. Pinkelton will be responsible for overseeing the transit agency’s $146.6 million operating budget, capital program, financial reporting, treasury management activities and investments.
Apr 26, 2022
Finalists for this year’s Golden Bus Awards were selected from the year’s monthly Silver Wheel Awards, which give managers the chance to recognize their employees from each of Metro’s six divisions for outstanding achievement.
Apr 20, 2022
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members during its Tuesday evening meeting. Mr. Trenton Emeneker will represent Butler County on the board, and Ms. Krista Lewis will represent Warren County.
Apr 19, 2022
The decision adheres to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) announcement Monday that it would no longer enforce the requirement on airplanes or public transit.
Apr 7, 2022
In celebration of the Cincinnati Reds’ 2022 home opener and the return of Major League Baseball – and to provide safe transportation to and from the festivities throughout the region – Metro is happy to offer all fixed-route and Access paratransit service fare-free on Tuesday, April 12.
Mar 31, 2022
In last year’s inaugural round of grants, SORTA awarded $227 million – including $205 million over the next 25 years for the Western Hills Viaduct replacement – to 30 projects across 22 Hamilton County communities.
Mar 29, 2022
Metro provided more weekday trips on average throughout last week’s fare-free promotion than at any other time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.
Mar 22, 2022
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees at its March meeting Tuesday appointed three new members to the non-profit Everybody Rides Metro Board of Directors – Kelly Smith-Trondle, Sonja Taylor and Erik Thomas.
Mar 15, 2022
Metro has planned a career fair on Thursday, March 17 from 4-7 p.m. at our Queensgate Division.
Mar 14, 2022
All Metro and Access rides will operate fare-free from Sunday, March 20, through Saturday, March 26, to assist commuters struggling to accommodate rising gas prices.
Mar 11, 2022
The grant comes from the FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Grant program for aging transit vehicles and infrastructure and will provide Metro necessary funds to purchase new buses powered by electricity or biofuel.
Mar 4, 2022
These funds will help replace revenue lost during the pandemic and were made possible by the American Rescue Plan, passed by Congress last spring.
Mar 1, 2022
Metro’s routine, spring service changes will take effect Sunday, March 6, on 13 fixed routes, with minor schedule and running time adjustments.
Feb 17, 2022
As part of our ongoing efforts to address a continued driver shortage and to help keep up with expanding service, Metro is aggressively recruiting new bus operators to join our team.
Feb 16, 2022
Metro is excited to announce it is developing new, on-demand service to provide transit access to areas of the community that are currently underserved by public transportation.
Feb 11, 2022
In the inaugural round of SORTA’s new Transit Infrastructure Fund, the ceremony celebrated the distribution of approximately $220 million in grants to 30 infrastructure projects across 22 Hamilton County communities.
Feb 9, 2022
In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals’ historic season and trip to Super Bowl LVI – and to provide safe transportation to and from watch parties throughout the region – Metro will offer all fixed-route and Access paratransit service fare-free on Sunday, February 13.
Feb 4, 2022
Free fare will offer relief to riders who must travel during the winter storm and help speed up the boarding process, which will help routes stay on schedule as much as road conditions safely allow.
Jan 20, 2022
Metro will host a career fair for new, prospective operators on Saturday, January 22 at our Queensgate Division.
Jan 18, 2022
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees has re-elected Kreg Keesee as its chair for 2022. The board elected Alyson Beridon to serve as vice chair.
Jan 12, 2022
In addition to participating in the annual march, Metro will continue to operate regular weekday schedules, in order to continue providing bus service to members of the community who need access to employment, health care and other appointments.
Jan 10, 2022
The new contract marks a critical step in recruiting drivers and ensuring improved service to the community.
Jan 6, 2022
In the event of snow- and ice-related bus service disruptions, Metro has multiple resources at customers' disposal to stay up-to-date on the status of their trip.