Jul 7, 2019


Program connects bus riders to free books to read on board
Metro and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County have joined together to create a new program just for bus riders.

“Read & Ride” encourages bus riders to use their time on board to enjoy a good book – something only transit users can do on the road. Every month, Metro and the Library will announce a new book for riders to dive into. The book will be available to riders both in hard copy, at local library branches, and in audiobook and e-book form – made easily accessible by Metro’s expansion of free on-board Wi-Fi for riders.

“We know that one of the biggest advantages to riding transit is the ability to reclaim your time. The time you would normally spend commuting, stuck in traffic or battling aggressive drivers is, instead, yours to do whatever you’d like with,” said Metro Interim CEO and General Manager Darryl Haley. “This partnership is the perfect way to connect our riders with even more ways to make their time on board enjoyable and productive.”

“This program expands the reach of the Library,” says Paula Brehm-Heeger, Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library. “The Library is always in favor of reading whenever and wherever you can find the time. We’re excited to partner with Metro to give people a chance to enjoy an e-book in a new place.”

To download the latest book, or to reserve a copy, riders can go to go-metro.com/readandride.

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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