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Keep yourself up-to-date on all things public transportation. All information is described in greater detail in GCRTA’s NEWSROOM. Quarterly Service changes are coming – and they are good. More frequent service is just days away on the Red, Blue and Green Line and upgrades and adjustments are scheduled for several bus lines as well. Changes begin [...]

Innerbelt Update

The new Innerbelt Bridge construction is on schedule but the next phase may frustrate commuters. By the end of next week, the East Ninth Street Exit from Interstate 90 east will be closed for two months while renovations are completed to the existing Innerbelt Bridge. The closure will occur on either Sept. 29 or 30 and remain [...]

Don’t ‘X’ out public transportation

Today and tomorrow,  (Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19-20) you may notice something very different about your commute on the roads in Cuyahoga County. Large red Xs will be painted on RTA vehicles to send the message: Don’t ‘X’ Out Public Transportation. Organized by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), [...]

Avengers Filming Update

Traffic Restrictions during Avengers Filming **In order to facilitate filming, the Cleveland Police Department will conduct traffic closures around Public Square on the following dates and streets: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH TO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST (All day/night) • S.Roadway St. from Superior Ave. to Ontario St. (Tower City Entrance @ Public Square) SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH TO [...]

Ohio bus services to expand May 11th

Biggest growth in Ohio in decades! In a press release last week, All Aboard Ohio announced  that the low-fare express bus service Megabus will dramatically increase routes and departures in Ohio. Megabus is famous for its limited $1 fares, available on a first-come basis. Since its expansion to the U.S. in the 2000s, UK-based Stagecoach [...]

RTA Invests $2.2 Million in new services with funding from ODOT

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) $2.2 million for one year to create and operate a suite of new services. The money is part of a $10 million per year Next Generation fund, which was initially announced as a three year program by ODOT in October. These [...]

$1.2 Million in Funding approved by NOACA for RTA

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will receive $1.2 million in funding from the Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) for two Transportation Enhancement Programs.

Two grants of $600,000 each will support the Clifton Transit Enhancement Project in Cleveland and Lakewood and the University Circle Rapid Transit Station Reconstruction project in Cleveland.

RTA Adds New Bus Routes

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin using the $5.4 million it received from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Next Generation Transit Partnership Program this month.

According to state guidelines, the money must be used to preserve existing service or add new critically needed transit services, specifically with an emphasis on connecting Ohioans to jobs opportunities and education centers. The bulk of the funds, about $4 million, will be used to preserve existing transit routes and transit jobs in 2011. The remaining approximately $1 million, will fund strategic improvements and enhancements.

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