2017 News Releases
Dec 18, 2017
The following letter was sent from Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Board Chair Jason Dunn to the SORTA Board and Metro staff concerning his resignation from the board, effective Jan. 16, 2018.
Dec 14, 2017
Metro buses will operate on a Holiday/Sunday schedule on Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1 in observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Access, Metro’s service for people with disabilities, will also operate on a Holiday/Sunday schedule on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Dec 13, 2017
26 consecutive years of financial reporting excellence.
Dec 11, 2017
More frequent transit service to employment in Hamilton County. Also expanded Access service for people with disabilities proposed.
Nov 27, 2017
A recent financial audit of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report.
Nov 15, 2017
Meeting to be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 3-7 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Nov 14, 2017
Service changes and route restructuring will go into effect Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.
Nov 14, 2017
Event-related detours in effect for Thanksgiving Day run & other events.
Nov 13, 2017
2018 budget includes service restructuring, cost cutting, a proposal for first fare increase since 2009. Funding model is broken; deficits projected beginning 2019.
Nov 13, 2017
King, who was named Metro’s Operator of the Year in 2015, spotted a young child wandering alone shortly before noon on Nov. 2 near the intersection of Queen City Avenue and Quebec Road, in the Fairmount area. King brought the child on board his bus and called for assistance.
Nov 7, 2017
Metro buses and Access service will operate on a regular schedule on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, and Veterans Day Observed, Friday, Nov. 10
Nov 1, 2017
Are you looking for rewarding work with great benefits? Now is the time to consider a career with Metro.
Oct 26, 2017
Responsible for the day-to-day management of Metro’s accounting and finance department
Oct 23, 2017
The award comes during the Cincinnati Business Courier's annual, prestigious event.
Oct 22, 2017
Bus to visit three locations in Cincinnati on Oct. 28
Oct 16, 2017
Changes intended to boost ridership, reduce costs by almost $470,000
Sep 26, 2017
Will oversee Metro’s Human Resources department and organizational training.
Sep 21, 2017
$1.2M project to offer improved east and west connections, access to jobs.
Sep 13, 2017
Getting to and from Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is easy, safe and convenient when you let Metro do the driving!
Sep 7, 2017
Miller Lite Free Rides® Available on all Metro Bus Routes for Bengals Home Opener
Sep 4, 2017
Metro is inviting the community to help “Stuff-the-Bus” with supplies to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Government Square Area E
Aug 23, 2017
Metro buses will operate on a holiday schedule on Monday, Sept. 4, in observation of Labor Day.
Aug 9, 2017
Service changes for routes 1, 2X, 15X, 21, 23X, 64, 71X, and 78 will go into effect Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.
Jul 17, 2017
Changes projected to boost ridership, reduce costs by more than $500,000. Public meeting on Aug. 23, 4-8 p.m., to receive comments
Jul 11, 2017
New feature provides riders with service alerts for their route
Jul 9, 2017
Metro is partnering with Learning Through Art, Inc. to provide reduced fare on its Rt. 46 Avondale bus to the 2017 Macy’s Kids, Cultures, Critters & Crafts Festival, taking place Wednesday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
Jun 27, 2017
Metro buses will operate on a holiday schedule on Tuesday, July 4, in observation of the Independence Day holiday.
Jun 19, 2017
Seeks to change from city-based earnings tax to countywide sales tax for expanded Metro bus service
Jun 12, 2017
There will be a special evening SORTA board meeting on Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m.
Jun 11, 2017
Spread the word about the many benefits of public transportation
May 25, 2017
Government Square, streetcar will remain open for Taste of Cincinnati
May 22, 2017
On Thursday, May 25, view an example of a small bus that Metro may purchase to improve efficiency and productivity.
May 21, 2017
Metro will host “Women on the Move: A Transit Forum” on Thursday, June 15 to engage in discussions with women in the community about the public transportation issues that are important to them and the people in their lives.
May 16, 2017
Looking for a career that’s going places? Metro has the job for you!
May 8, 2017
Metro’s summer service changes will go into effect Sunday, May 28, 2017
May 7, 2017
Free transit rides for bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day
May 3, 2017
Several Metro routes will be on detour due to street closures for the 2017 Flying Pig Marathon on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.
Apr 26, 2017
Metro is holding ten community outreach sessions throughout Hamilton County to get public feedback on its proposed service improvement plans for the region’s bus system.
Apr 20, 2017
To be even more accessible to the public, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will hold a special evening board meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Community Action Agency (1740 Langdon Farm Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237) and is open to the public.
Apr 12, 2017
Transit system renews commitment with new employee sustainability policy
Apr 3, 2017
Metro is looking for passionate, community-minded individuals who have a ‘drive’ for success to become Metro bus operators.
Mar 26, 2017
Update: Government Square has now reopened and active detours can be found here.
Mar 20, 2017
SORTA to ask City to use Transit Fund reserve funds and in process of joining Ohio Checkbook online.
Mar 15, 2017
Detours for RT. 11 as well as Xtra Service Routes 2001, 2421, 2471, 3121, 4022, 4023, and 5171 expected to last for approximately six months.
Mar 9, 2017
Metro is looking for passionate, community-minded individuals who have a ‘drive’ for success to become Metro bus operators.
Mar 7, 2017
Metro was recently recognized for its achievement in environmental excellence as part of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (OEPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.
Feb 21, 2017
Rt. 16 Mt. Healthy and Metro*Plus will have minor routing and/or running time adjustments going into effect on March 5, 2017.
Feb 20, 2017
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s board of trustees is pleased to welcome Helen Black!
Feb 13, 2017
This coming Monday, February 20th, Metro and Access will both operate on a regular schedule.
Feb 12, 2017
Looking for a rewarding career with competitive pay, excellent benefits and where you can really make a difference in the community every day? Metro has the job for you! Sign-up for Metro’s Operator Career Day
Feb 6, 2017
Community invited to talk transit at area coffee shops.
Jan 30, 2017
25th consecutive year of excellence in financial reporting.
Jan 18, 2017
Jason Dunn re-elected as SORTA Chair; Ken Reed as Vice Chair.
Jan 17, 2017
Project to offer riders improved connections, convenience and amenities
Jan 16, 2017
Today, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority board received a report from consultant AECOM, illustrating options if additional funding were available for service in Hamilton County. Three options were presented for a 10-year period, assuming Hamilton County sales tax funding of ½-cent, ¾-cent and 1-cent.
Jan 11, 2017
Sign-up for Metro’s Operator Career Day. Great pay, great benefits, and a great career!
Jan 9, 2017
Metro and Access will operate on a regular schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16. Metro’s call center will remain open, however, the sales and administrative offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.