Northside Transit Center
The Northside Transit Center offers residents and visitors to Northside a safe and efficient way to travel through one of Metro's busiest service areas, connecting Rts. 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 27 and 51 in a central, off-street location. Metro broke ground on the Northside Transit Center on October 29, 2019, officially kicking off construction of the much-anticipated project. Bus service began at the center on October 7, 2020.
- Eight boarding bays each with an architecturally designed shelter
- Sheltered stop on Spring Grove
- Designated Park & Ride spaces for commuters
- Wayfinding maps, real-time electronic signs and ticket vending machines
- Enhanced streetscaping, lighting and amenities
Metro’s Northside Transit Center features artwork designed by winners of the transit agency’s art contest for Northside residents. The contest was launched to help add a special Northside touch to the center’s design and asked residents to submit designs following the theme, “What does Northside mean to me?”
The artwork is displayed prominently on installations at the transit center’s entrance and exit. Learn more about the artists and their designs.
The Northside Transit Center Grand Opening Celebration took place Tuesday, October 6. The virtual celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony was streamed live on Metro's Facebook page. Watch the livestream video on Facebook, featuring a special performance by the Tracy Walker Band, and watch the highlight reel from the event below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) secured $3.7 million for the Northside Transit Center project. This includes 80 percent federal funds, as well as local match funding.
Federal Transit Administration • City of Cincinnati • SORTA • OKI Regional Council of Governments • Ohio Department of Transportation • Northside Business Association • MSA Architects