2020 News Releases
Jun 2, 2020
Metro will suspend service at 11 p.m. each night through the weekend in accordance with the city curfew.
Jun 1, 2020
Metro will suspend service at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 2 in accordance with the citywide curfew.
May 31, 2020
SORTA’s Board leadership, in compliance with the direction of Mayor John Cranley, is permitting Metro to be used as transport by the police department during local protests.

As a publicly funded entity, Metro supports and values its riders and the people of this city, who are the essence of its operation. We share their abhorrence of violence in all forms. We seek always to make decisions that keep our employees and riders safe.

Metro’s bus drivers, who are represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627, have elected to abstain from operating buses during the protests. We stand behind our operators and respect that this is their right. We will be using non-union supervisors to operate those vehicles.

As part of its efforts to keep operators and riders safe, Metro also enacted service changes to adhere to the city’s 9 p.m. curfew Sunday night and Monday night. If the city of Cincinnati extends the curfew, Metro will adhere for the safety of all.

Throughout its nearly 50-year history, Metro has always strived to support the safety of its drivers, riders and the public at large. From facilitating the transport of citizens to and from the city center for large public gatherings to being an active participant in training with law enforcement and regional hospitals for mass casualty, severe weather or natural disaster events.

We will continue to do our best to balance all competing demands in a safe and compassionate manner and continue to make decisions that best support our community, employees, riders and our city leadership.


About Metro
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 14 million rides per year.

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May 30, 2020
CINCINNATI – Metro will suspend service at 9 p.m. tonight, Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1 in accordance with the citywide curfew.

Please check Metro’s website for schedule times as no trips beginning after 9 p.m. will operate.

For complete bus and scheduling information visit go-metro.com or call Metro at 513-621-4455 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Download the FREE Transit app to easily pay your fare, plan your trip and track your bus right from your smartphone.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 15 million rides per year.                                                                 

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May 20, 2020
Metro and Access service will operate on a Holiday/Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
May 13, 2020
Passage of Issue 7 paves way for transit, infrastructure improvements
May 5, 2020
Transit system to add trips & expand hours on in-demand routes as State gradually reopens
Apr 21, 2020
Every day is Earth Day at Metro.
Apr 15, 2020
Coalition of agencies join in solidarity to honor transportation employees #HeroesMovingHeroes
Apr 9, 2020
Community encouraged to use transit for essential trips only
Apr 8, 2020
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) board will hold a special meeting by conference call on Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. to discuss and vote on the City of Cincinnati’s request to resume fare collection out of concern for public safety.
Mar 24, 2020
Effective Sunday, March 29, Metro will temporarily suspend all fare collection and implement a modified service schedule to continue providing essential service to the community as safely as possible, while balancing service level needs.
Mar 23, 2020
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees will hold a special board update meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Metro’s service.
Mar 2, 2020
Metro’s Communications Department was recognized last week at by the American Public Transit Association during its annual AdWheel Awards, honoring successful marketing campaigns implemented by transit systems across North America.
Mar 1, 2020
Metro is again inviting artists who live or work in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Northside to create art that will be incorporated onto pylons at Metro’s Northside Transit Center.
Feb 23, 2020
Metro’s spring service changes will go into effect Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Feb 4, 2020
To encourage new riders to try the bus, Metro will distribute free one-ride tickets via the Transit app.
Feb 2, 2020
Residents have until Feb. 28, 2020 to submit artwork that will be installed at the transit center for the whole community to enjoy.
Feb 2, 2020
Metro has named John Ravasio as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Michelle Jeng as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective Jan. 27, 2020.
Jan 21, 2020
Kreg Keesee and Gwen Robinson re-elected as SORTA Chair and Vice Chair
Jan 13, 2020
Metro buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20, and Presidents' Day, Feb. 17.