GOVERNMENT SQUARE TO CLOSE AT 6:30 P.M. DURING BLINK, OCT 10-13

Riverfront Transit Center to serve as a downtown bus hub from 6:30 p.m. until end of service each day.

Two park & rides locations available to service BLINK spectators.
CINCINNATI – Due to street closures related to BLINK, Government Square, Metro’s downtown bus hub, will be out of service from 6:30 p.m. to the end of service each day from Oct. 10-13. Government Square will reopen each day at 4 a.m.

Riders who regularly board or exit their bus at Government Square or at stops downtown or in Over-the-Rhine will not be able to do so in the evening during BLINK from 6:30 p.m. to the close of service. All routes will detour to the Riverfront Transit Center, located below Second Street, between Walnut and Race.

How to get to the Riverfront Transit Center:

The Riverfront Transit Center is three blocks south of Government Square. It sits below street level and is accessible by six staircases and two elevators located on Second Street, outside of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The Cincinnati Bell Connector, which connects Over-the-Rhine to Downtown and The Banks, will operate free of charge and with increased frequency from 4 p.m. to the close of service every day during BLINK festivities, offering bus riders an easy and convenient way to access the Riverfront Transit Center on Second Street. Visit www.cincinnatibellconnector.com for a map of the streetcar route and riding information.

Don’t BLINK and Drive

Let Metro do the driving and deliver you to the heart of the BLINK festivities without the hassle of traffic or parking for only a $1.75 fare. Metro will offer two additional Park & Ride locations to make getting to and from all the BLINK festivities easy:

 ·  Cincinnati State Community & Technical College, served by the following Metro’s routes:

o   Rt. 17 Seven Hills/Mt. Healthy/Mt. Airy/Northgate

o   Rt. 19 Colerain Ave. - Northgate

o   Rt. 20 Winton – Tri-County

 

· Museum Center at Union Terminal ($4 parking fee) is served by:

o   Rt. 49  Fairmount – English Woods

Real-Time Information

As a result of the detours, riders should not rely on real-time information within the downtown area. Riders should expect possible delays and additional detours due to traffic congestion. Sign up for Cincy EZAlerts for the latest service information for your route.

For more information, visit our detours page.

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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