Northside Transit Center

The Northside Transit Center will offer residents and visitors to Northside a safe and efficient way to travel through one of Metro's busiest service areas, connecting Rts. 15X, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 27 and 51 in a central, off-street location. Bus service will begin at the center on Wednesday, October 7.

Grand Opening 

The Northside Transit Center Grand Opening Celebration will take place Tuesday, October 6. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the event will be a virtual celebration. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be streamed live on Metro's Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. and feature a special performance by the Tracy Walker Band. Following the livestream, the transit center will be open to foot traffic from noon - 1:30 p.m. (masks required). Members of the community are welcome to come walk through the center and receive a tote bag with commemorative items, while supplies last! 


  • 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


The construction of the project was awarded to Graybach at the Sept. 17, 2019, meeting of the SORTA Board of Trustees. Metro broke ground on the Northside Transit Center on October 29, 2019, officially kicking off construction of the much-anticipated project. Work is expected to be complete by October 2020.

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Funding Partners

FTA, ODOT, OKI, City of Cincinnati and the Northside Business Association