Mar 15, 2024

Rounding Third and Heading for Metro

Metro to provide fare-free rides on all services on Reds’ Opening Day, March 28
No other city does Opening Day quite like Cincinnati, and to celebrate, Metro is thrilled to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from festivities by offering fare-free rides on Opening Day, Thursday, March 28. All Metro services will be fare-free, including Metro fixed-routes, Access paratransit, and MetroNow! on-demand services.

“Metro has been getting people to the ballpark since the days of the Big Red Machine,” said Brandy Jones, Metro’s SVP of External Affairs. “With our recent expansion of services, we now provide even more ways to connect across the region and cheer on the Reds throughout the 2024 season.”

Opening Day Parade Metro Detours

The 2024 Findlay Market Reds Opening Day Parade steps off at noon on Thursday, March 28, and will result in the temporary closure of Government Square and other Downtown stops throughout the morning and early afternoon. Please check for which routes will be impacted.

Detours will lift soon after the parade concludes. Customers can find alternative boarding locations as well as up-to-date detour information on Metro’s detour blog and on Facebook and Twitter. Customers are encouraged to sign up for Cincy EZAlerts to receive text and/or email notifications with real-time detour and delay information.

Download Transit & MetroNow! On-Demand Apps

Plan. Pay. Track. Get to the Game. Download the Transit and MetroNow! apps to plan your trip, pay your fare and track your ride in real-time from the convenience of your smart phone. Sign up for Cincy EZAlerts for detour and service alerts tailored specifically to the routes you ride. For complete schedule and fare information, visit

Printed schedules may be picked up at the Metro Sales Office, located downtown in the Mercantile Building, at 120 E. Fourth St., across from Government Square. The Sales Office is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, call Metro’s Customer Care Center at 513-632-7575, open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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