CPS School XTRA Services
Updated August 2019 for 2019/2020 School Year
Metro's XTRA Service is a network of bus routes traveling between neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati and various public and private secondary schools. XTRA Service is designed to prevent overcrowding on regular Metro routes and operates only on school days.
XTRA Service riders may catch the bus at any designated Metro bus stop and is open to the public. All regular Metro fares and zone charges apply.
Students in Cincinnati Public Schools may be eligible for XTRA Service Smart Cards. XTRA Service Smart Cards are issued by local schools, with eligibility determined by CPS Pupil Transportation.
Find your XTRA route:
Every trip has a unique route number! Look for your specific route number on the front, side or back of the bus to see if it's your route, just like with regular Metro service! For a complete list of route numbers and destination signs as they'll appear on the bus, click here.
Real-Time bus tracking apps and Google Transit data are now available on XTRA Service! XTRA Service riders are now able to track their bus using Cincy EZRide, Transit App or Bus Detective app on their smartphone. The real-time feature in these apps allows you to see where your bus is and how long it will be before it arrives. XTRA Service is also now included on Google Transit, allowing riders to plan their trips using regular and XTRA service on Google Maps. For more information on Real-Time Apps, click here.
For more information, read the CPS Metro Information page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide the following information in your email:
- Student Name
- Home Address
- Nearest Cross Street
- Contact Name and Phone #
Having complete information allows for a quicker response.
Full XTRA Service Route Descriptions
Print out this Kids Ride Safe card for students.