About Reinventing Metro

With the passage of Issue 7 in the spring of 2020, Hamilton County voters approved a sales tax levy of 0.8 percent and a new funding source for Metro. With improved funding, Metro will bring to life its Reinventing Metro plan, offering the Greater Cincinnati region bold, new transit innovations that better connect our community to jobs, school, health care and play.



How We Will Reinvent Metro: FAST

The Reinventing Metro Plan will improve service to the region through four areas of focus:


Shorter waits, with service every 15 minutes or better on major routes.

Safer, more comfortable places to wait and transfer: new benches, shelters and transit centers

Real-time signs, improved mobile apps, and new buses featuring Wi-Fi and charging ports


Extending how long buses run each day with 24-hour service on major corridors.

Travel Times

Decreasing time on the bus with faster trip times and improved connections through crosstown routes and two Bus Rapid Transit corridors

Year 1 Improvements: Beginning May 30, 2021

As part of Phase I of the Reinventing Metro plan, 10 routes will see major improvements to make using public transportation easier and more convenient. Changes to Rts. 4, 11, 16, 17, 20, 33, 43, 46, 51 and 78 will include increased frequency, more weekend service and several routes with 24-hour service.

Increased Frequency and More Weekend Service


  • Rts. 16 and 20 will run on Sundays and increase weekday service to every 30 minutes.
  • Rts. 4, 11, 17, 33, 43 and 78 will increase Sunday service to match Saturday service.
  • The Winton Hills branch of Rt. 43 will become part of Rt. 46.


24-Hour Service

The following routes will run 24 hours per day, seven days a week:

  • Rt. 4 – Kenwood/blue Ash branch
  • Rt. 7 – Mt. Healthy branch
  • Rt. 11 – Madison Rd. branch
  • Rt. 33 Glenway Ave.
  • Rt. 43 Bond Hill branch
  • Rt. 51 Glenway Crossing- Hyde Park- Crosstown
  • Rt. 78 Lincoln Heights branch