METRO EXPANDS FASTOPS PROJECT AIMED AT SPEEDING UP TRIP TIMES FOR RIDERS

Metro will host series of public information meetings about the project
Metro will host a series of community meetings beginning later this month to gather feedback from bus riders about stop changes proposed as part of the transit system’s FAStops “bus stop balancing” project designed to shorten trip times and improve service.

On Aug. 18, the FAStops project will expand to the following routes:

1 2X 3X 4 32
12X 21 27 31 46
33 38X 40X 43 (all) 71X
49 50 64 67  
72 77X 90 (Metro*Plus) 6  


FAStops information meetings are scheduled for the following dates*:

July 15, Cincinnati Public Library Downtown (Tower Room), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
July 23, Community Action Agency, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
July 25, SORTA Board Room (602 Main St., 12th Floor), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
July 29, Norwood Community Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Aug. 1, Blue Ash Recreation Center, 6-8 p.m.
Aug. 6, Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
*More dates being scheduled. Check go-metro.com/fastops for complete information


Metro’s FAStops project was created to address customer feedback identifying faster trip times as one of the top priorities they wanted Metro to improve. The project, which began in June 2018 with a system-wide evaluation of Metro’s 4,000+ regular service bus stops, aims to not only speed up trip times, but to allow for the
 
agency to make improvements along routes by streamlining bus stop placement. Each stop is assessed based on its location -- ensuring stops aren’t too close together -- as well as its usage, amenities, safety and accessibility.

In March, Metro began piloting the project along Rt. 15X Daly Express/Mt. Healthy Express; Rt. 17 Seven Hills/Mt Healthy/Mt Airy/Northgate; Rt. 31 West End - Evanston Crosstown; Rt. 33 Western Hills – Glenway; and Rt. 41 Glenway Crossing-Oakley Crosstown. The positive results of the pilot included improvements in on-time performance and time savings that will allow Metro to adjust schedules in the future to speed up trip times.

The routes included in the next phase of the project will be available for viewing at go-metro.com/fastops, along with additional information and a video explaining more about the FAStops project.

Community feedback wanted
The community is invited to provide their feedback on the stops being considered for removal, as well as suggest additional stops they believe should be considered. Feedback may be provided through an online survey, via email at RouteComments@go-metro.com or by mail to SORTA/Metro, Attn: Route Comments, 602 Main St., Suite 1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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