2016 News Releases
Dec 18, 2016
Metro buses and Access service will operate on a Holiday/Sunday schedule Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, regular service on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
Dec 12, 2016
SORTA Board Chair Jason Dunn (left) and Metro CEO Dwight A. Ferrell (right) award Metro Operator Duane Combs with a CEO STAR award for his quick actions assisting a pedestrian who was struck by a car.
Dec 7, 2016
Want to know what your customers want? Ask them.

That’s just what Metro CEO Dwight A. Ferrell is doing by getting onboard to talk face-to-face with customers in hopes of finding out how to improve their experience riding Metro.
Nov 30, 2016
New buses equipped with customer focused amenities such as charging ports and reclining seats.
Nov 29, 2016
This State of Metro outreach is being implemented instead of a traditional annual meeting, resulting in a broader group of community members learning about the organization’s state of affairs.
Nov 21, 2016
SORTA & U.S. Small Business Administration to sign Strategic Alliance Memorandum.
Nov 20, 2016
Forty tons of waste diverted from landfills. Its sustainability program has kept nearly 80,000 pounds of waste from landfills - that’s the equivalent of three buses; and saved the agency nearly $10,000 in reduced trash collection costs through robust recycling efforts.
Nov 17, 2016
Metro buses will operate on a holiday schedule on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. Access, Metro’s specialized service for people with disabilities, will also operate on a holiday schedule.
Nov 14, 2016
Budget balanced next year with one-time fixes; deficit looms for 2018. Outreach begins as SORTA considers plans for the future
Nov 9, 2016
Metro’s winter service changes for five routes will go into effect Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
Nov 2, 2016
Rts. 16, 17, 19, 24, and Metro*Plus at the Hamilton County Courthouse
Oct 25, 2016
Don't wait in line...download Cincy EZRide app to easily pay fare
Oct 25, 2016
Halloween: no facial coverings allowed on streetcar
Oct 7, 2016
More streetcars in service this weekend, starting this weekend.
Oct 6, 2016
Kids 35” to 45”: only $0.50 for a two-hour pass -- kids under 35” ride free
Oct 5, 2016
Greenberg is a stakeholder with the law firm of Denliger, Rosenthal and Greenberg Co.
Oct 4, 2016
At this time, the Cincinnati Bell Connector is serving only the downtown loop of the route.
Sep 30, 2016
Looking for a job that puts you in the driver seat? Join the Metro team!
Sep 28, 2016
For Sept. 29 Bengals Game
Sep 28, 2016
Download the free Cincy EZRide app… fast and easy
Sep 27, 2016

Football and music festival drew many to streetcar this weekend

Sep 25, 2016
All routes FREE until midnight
Sep 23, 2016
Busy weekend coming...download Cincy EZRide app to easily pay fare.
Sep 20, 2016
Transit system gearing up to achieve 20 million rides by 2021.
Sep 19, 2016

The Cincinnati Bell Connector was busy on Oktoberfest weekend from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18, providing more than 29,000 rides.  

Sep 16, 2016
Metro’s CEO Dwight A. Ferrell shared information today on the first week of operations for the Cincinnati Bell Connector. He described this as one of the smoothest rail start-ups he has seen in his 30+ year transit career.
Sep 15, 2016
Download Cincy EZRide app to pay for fare on smartphones.
Sep 15, 2016
Don't wait in line...download FREE Cincy EZRide mobile ticket app now.
Sep 14, 2016
City asks SORTA to operate service as needed during the event
Sep 13, 2016
Oktoberfest: download the Cincy EZRide app for easy streetcar fare payment.
Sep 12, 2016
Buy tickets with Cincy EZRide app or at stations: $1 for 2 hours or $2 for all day
Sep 10, 2016
All passengers have been offloaded and may ride the free Cincinnati Metro circulator service that is traveling along the streetcar route to get to their destinations.
Sep 9, 2016
To much anticipation and fanfare, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar opened to the public on Sept. 9.
Sep 8, 2016
Cincinnati Bell Connector grand opening an opportunity to showcase Metro.
Sep 7, 2016
Riding the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar will be free this weekend for the grand opening, Sept. 9-11. Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, customers will need to have a fare ticket.
Sep 2, 2016
Buses will operate on holiday schedule on Sept. 5
Aug 31, 2016
New free mobile ticketing app launches Sept. 1 at 9:30 AM!
Aug 30, 2016

Activities, discounts, specials: riverfront, downtown, Over the Rhine

Aug 30, 2016
New streetcar rebranding revealed; station rebranding in process
Aug 25, 2016
Stations on Main Street named: Jack Casino and Hanke Exchange
Aug 24, 2016
Responsible for overseeing the organization's $93.7 million operating budget, capital program, grants administration, financial reporting, treasury management activities and investments.
Aug 23, 2016
Cincinnati Bell Connector grand opening an opportunity to showcase Metro
Aug 21, 2016
A streetcar heading southbound on Walnut was in a minor accident with a pick-up truck.
Aug 18, 2016
New streetcar look to be unveiled before the grand opening September 9.
Aug 11, 2016
Good for unlimited rides for the first week of revenue service, and great souvenirs, too.
Aug 7, 2016
All detours have been lifted.
Aug 5, 2016
Cycling the streetcar safety clinic at Washington Park.
Aug 3, 2016
Rt. 90 Metro*Plus adding two new stops in Kenwood area.
Aug 3, 2016
Streetcar operating regular schedule with no passengers.
Aug 2, 2016
The Thomas G. Neusom Founders' Leadership Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO.
Aug 2, 2016
Tom + Chee + Cincinnati Streetcar...a great combo!
Jul 20, 2016
Learn how to “Be Streetcar Safe” with the newly launched series of animated Cincinnati Streetcar safety videos.
Jul 8, 2016
Reduced fare on Metro's Rt. 46 Avondale on July 20 only.
Jul 7, 2016

Event to help individuals with disabilities become familiar with using the streetcar

Jul 6, 2016
Thursday, July 14 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Metro's main office
Jul 1, 2016
Bus Operator Career day to take place at Queensgate garage.
Jun 30, 2016
479 safety awards earned by employees in 2015
Jun 29, 2016
The SORTA board votes to take steps to explore placing a ballot issue before voters in 2017
Jun 28, 2016
Rhinegeist Brewery hops on streetcar advertising
Jun 24, 2016
Government Square Area F will re-open June 30
Jun 22, 2016
Metro buses will operate on a holiday schedule.
Jun 21, 2016
Advertising Vehicles will sell ads for streetcar station shelters and ticketing kiosks.
Jun 20, 2016
$224,000 total in advertising sold so far; more deals in the works
Jun 16, 2016
In this newly created role, Peters will oversee efforts to identify, expand and accelerate the use of diverse suppliers.
Jun 15, 2016
This exercise is part of the safety certification for the Cincinnati Streetcar system.
Jun 13, 2016
Live music, prizes & food on Dump the Pump Day
Jun 7, 2016
Schedule changes go into effect Monday, June 20
May 27, 2016
Buses will be on detour beginning Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m.
May 26, 2016
Summer service changes to go in effect Sunday, May 29
May 25, 2016
SORTA board vice-chair Ken Reed honored with American Society of Public Administration's Public Service Recognition award.
May 20, 2016
Metro’s summer service changes will go into effect Sunday, May 29, 2016.
May 19, 2016
Joins national Infrastructure Week to bring attention to nation’s aging public transportation systems
May 17, 2016
New mobile payment option to make purchasing bus and streetcar fare more convenient
May 13, 2016
Free transit rides for bicycle commuters on Bike to Work Day
May 11, 2016
Downtown jeweler Richter & Phillips on board for exterior ads
May 10, 2016
Cincinnati’s premier adventure race invites community to re-discover city
Apr 28, 2016
As Cincinnatians prepare for the grand opening of the new streetcar later this summer, rail historians mark April 29 as the 65th anniversary of the final run of the original streetcars in the Queen City.
Apr 28, 2016
Cincinnati Metro CEO & General Manager Dwight A. Ferrell was recently elected to the Ohio Public Transit Association’s (OPTA) Board of Directors.
Apr 27, 2016
John Ravasio has been promoted to Director of Employee & Labor Relations/Employment Law at Metro.
Apr 21, 2016

Earth Day marks Cincinnati Metro’s one-year sustainability anniversary

Apr 12, 2016
Third annual event aims to educate new riders, get YPs on board
Apr 1, 2016
See the new Streetcar at Washington Park and learn to be Streetcar safe.
Mar 21, 2016
Thomas Stringer, Jr. has joined Metro as Sr. Vice President of Operations/Chief Operations Officer.
Mar 14, 2016
SORTA business model is “unsustainable” at current levels; broader funding model recommended
Mar 8, 2016
92% believe transit supports the economy and quality of life; 79% see benefit in expanded transit
Feb 25, 2016
Several routes will have minor routing and/or running time adjustments.
Feb 17, 2016
Streetcar budget and funding request for City's July 1 fiscal year
Feb 12, 2016
Metro spring service changes will include downtown re-routing of several Metro express service routes effective Monday, March 7, 2016.
Feb 10, 2016
SORTA Board Chair Jason Dunn was recently honored by the University of Cincinnati's Alumni Association with the "Pillar of the Community" Award.
Feb 5, 2016
Metro will operate on a regular schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 15
Feb 1, 2016
Track access permit required for any work near Streetcar tracks or high-voltage wires
Jan 19, 2016
Jason Dunn re-elected as SORTA Chair; Ken Reed as Vice Chair
Jan 12, 2016
Metro and Access will operate on a regular schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18.
Jan 5, 2016
Proposed hours based on public input, several other factors