2012 News Releases
Traffic is guaranteed on Opening Day, Monday, March 31, but Metro provides a convenient alternative to fighting the crowds. Downtown detours for the parade are now listed online.
Metro is not providing special service for Riverfest 2013. On Sept. 1, regular Metro Sunday service will operate to and from downtown, serving many communities. Several detours will be in effect.
Brandi M. Stewart, an attorney at Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK), was named to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s board of trustees on Dec. 18, 2012.
Metro and Access buses will operate on a holiday/Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Learn more about the Sales Office holiday hours.
Timothy “TJ” Thorn was recently promoted to Director of Transit Operations, and Shawn Donaghy was promoted to Assistant Director of Transit Operations.
For decades, tokens have been used to pay bus fare in Cincinnati. But the era of the token is coming to an end, as Metro sells its last bus tokens on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Metro’s winter service changes will take effect Sunday, Dec. 2.
Metro buses will operate on a holiday schedule on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. Access, Metro’s specialized service for people with disabilities, will also operate on a holiday schedule.
Since early this year, Metro has been working on the development of a short-term and long-term transit improvement plan.
Metro buses will operate on a regular Sunday schedule for Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, and will also operate on a regular schedule on Monday, Nov. 12.
This month, the Federal Transit Administration awarded Metro a clean Triennial Review with no deficiencies and no recommendations for improvement, a rare achievement in the transit industry.
Today, Metro unveiled plans for an Uptown Transit District that will be built in 2013 to better serve the thousands of people riding Metro to and from Uptown every day.
Metro has partnered with the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality and Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District to reward residents with free Metro passes when they recycle.
Cincinnati Metro received first-place honors in the 2012 AdWheel Awards, presented by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
Metro and TANK are making it easier for college students to get to class by forging partnerships with local universities and colleges.
Jill Dunne, Metro’s Public Affairs Manager, was named to Mass Transit Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list.
Want to be a Metro bus operator? Attend Metro’s free Operator Information and Testing Session on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Metro’s operations team will test drive the Proterra electric, zero-emission bus on Sept. 18, 2012.
Business owners who want to work with SORTA can learn more at a free Check Ohio First webinar on Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Terry Garcia Crews, CEO and General Manager of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, was recently named to Leadership Cincinnati Class 36.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that Metro will receive $2.5 million through a State of Good Repair grant.
On Saturday, July 14, Metro will increase its World Choir Games downtown circulator shuttle service due to anticipated high demand for service.
It's too hot to walk! World Choir Games attendees and volunteers are encouraged to ride Metro for an easy and air conditioned trip to the performance venues.
Metro is partnering with Learning Through Art, Inc. to provide reduced fare on the Rt. 1 – The One for Fun for the Macy’s Kids, Cultures, Critters and Crafts Festival at the Cincinnati Zoo on Wednesday, July 18.
Beginning June 29 at 10 a.m., customers at Metro’s Government Square transit center downtown will be able to simply look at new real-time information boards to know exactly when their buses will leave Government Square.
Metro’s buses had more passengers on Monday, June 25, thanks to 1,000 City of Cincinnati employees who chose to ride Metro as part of a special “City Employee Free Ride Day.”
Metro and Access buses will operate on a holiday schedule on Wednesday, July 4, in observation of the Independence Day holiday. Metro's Downtown Shuttle for the World Choir Games starts on July 4.
Paul Grether has been named Rail Manager for Metro. In this role, he will manage Metro’s involvement in the Cincinnati Streetcar project.
Metro and the Sierra Club are spreading the word about the benefits of riding public transportation in honor of Dump the Pump Day 2012.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded more than $1.6 million for Metro to purchase five "mini-hybrid" buses.
Metro’s regular summer service changes will go into effect on June 3. New schedules for Rts. 3X, 14X, 24, 27, 29X, 30X, 32, 64, 67, 71X, 75X, 77X, 78.
Opportunity for all businesses – especially small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, and people with disabilities – to connect on Wednesday, June 20, from 5 - 8 p.m., at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Metro celebrates safety every June, and this year it will recognize two bus operators who have driven Metro buses enough miles to travel to the moon and back four times… without an accident.
The SORTA Board has appointed J. Thomas Hodges as chair and Suzanne Burke as vice chair for the unexpired officer terms for this year until the next election in early 2013.
Free transit rides for bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day
Passengers can enjoy fine art en route, thanks to a collaboration between Metro and the Taft Museum of Art.
Metro’s first five new “mini-hybrid” buses will go into service this week.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority extends its sincere gratitude to trustees who left the SORTA Board at the end of April and welcomes City of Cincinnati appointed trustees to serve on the SORTA Board.
Minette Cooper received a Royal Coachman Award from the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) on April 3, 2012.
In partnership with Fifth Third Bank, Metro will continue to offer Rt. 11 service to connect workers to Fifth Third Bank’s George A. Schaefer, Jr. Operations Center and Madisonville Office Building near Red Bank Road.
The first 500 people who purchase a Metro 30-day rolling pass from Metro's Sales Office will receive a free green Metro umbrella, starting April 16.
The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition has selected Metro to receive the Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration’s 2012 Environmental Award.
Four Metro employees received Employee of the Year awards.
Lamont Taylor, Human Resources Manager for Frisch’s Restaurants Inc., was named to the SORTA board on March 20.
To more accurately highlight its full system and service area, Metro has updated its transit system map.
Which way do you think should Metro go next? Visit our Way to Go Transit Plan page and complete our online survey today.
Todd Cooper and Joseph Zimmer were named to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s board of trustees on Feb. 21.
On Saturday, March 10, help us fill a Metro bus at the Hyde Park Kroger store with items to help Tristate tornado relief efforts.
Beginning March 1, Metro’s new fareboxes will accept new 30-day rolling passes, which will replace current calendar-month-only passes.
Metro will have a service change for six routes starting on Sunday, March 4.
News and information about Metro is now easier to access than ever before at the redesigned website.
Metro’s ERM Foundation and TANK’s Project RAMP to share $5,000
Timothy “TJ” Thorn was named as Metro’s new System Safety Director.
Metro will operate on a regular schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20
Jason Dunn, director of multicultural affairs and community development for the Cincinnati USA CVB, was named to the SORTA board of trustees on Jan. 17.
Access is changing its logo and design to make Access mini-buses look more like the Metro family brand.
Charity basketball game to support the ERM Foundation and Project RAMP
Metro and Access will operate on a regular schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16.
More than a million rides connecting low-income workers to jobs.