Nov 23, 2011

Metro’s New Glenway Crossing Transit Center Opens Dec. 4

New park & ride and transfer connection for four major westside routes

New park & ride and transfer connection for four major westside routes

CINCINNATI - Westside residents are getting a BIG gift just in time for the holidays.

Metro will celebrate the new Glenway Crossing Transit Center and Park & Ride with a public grand opening event on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and with free rides from Glenway Crossing on Monday, Dec. 5, from 4 - 9 a.m. Service begins at the new transit center on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The new Glenway Crossing Transit Center serves as the connection and transfer point for four major westside routes:

Located at the intersection of Glencrossing Way and Anderson Ferry Road, the new transit center includes four bus boarding areas, three passenger shelters, 70 park and ride spaces, and other improvements such as new sidewalks, landscaping and signage.

"The new Glenway Crossing Transit Center will make riding Metro so much easier for our westside customers," said Terry Garcia Crews, CEO of Metro. "Commuters will be able to park free and go directly to the University of Cincinnati and uptown employers, as well as downtown. Westside routes will connect at the transit center for safe and easy transfers. This is just one of several improvements Metro is making to enhance the transit experience and encourage more people to ride."

To celebrate the transit center's opening, Metro is planning several public events:

Funding for the Glenway Crossing Transit Center comes from several federal funding sources, including American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Surface Transportation Project (STP) and Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality funds made available through the Ohio Department of Transportation and OKI Regional Council of Governments.

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