Reinventing Metro

Public transportation is vital to connecting thousands of people with jobs, school, medical appointments, and entertainment throughout the region every day.

A robust transportation system drives economic growth, expands quality of life choices and makes our region a competitive location to live and work.

Metro's vision... to become a regional system connecting our community with 20 million rides by 2021. To accomplish this, we know we must reinvent Metro.
A recent UC Economic Center study has ranked us #1 in efficiency among our peer transportation cities. This means we do an exceptional job maximizing our resources to the best of our abilities to serve the community. Disappointingly, we are also ranked near the bottom when it comes to funding and connecting people to more than 75,000 jobs in our region. Simply put, we need improved funding to be able to provide a robust transportation system in Greater Cincinnati. Click here to view the plan.

April 25, 2017 SORTA Board Presentation:

Click here to view the April 25, 2017 SORTA Board presentation covering Metro's budget projections and key performance indicators, as well as, future service recommendations and a recap of the organization's recent efforts to reinvent Metro.

Take Our Ridership Survey:

Share your feedback and help shape the direction of Metro here. Survey must be completed by May 11, 2017.

Studies and Reports:

UC Economics Center Study:
 Click here to view the full results of the study that ranked us #1 in efficiency among our peer transportation cities.

AECOM Report:
In early 2017, we received a report from consultant AECOM, illustrating options if additional funding were available for service in Hamilton County. Read the full report here.

METRO Futures Task Force:
 Our task force concluded that SORTA should continue to seek innovative ways to expand services throughout Hamilton County with particular emphasis on connecting people to jobs and services. Read the full report here.

Ridership Reports:
Metro is committed to transparency in its operations and have made available to the public its key performance indicators regarding its service and ridership.
Jan. 1 -Dec. 31, 2016 Route Performance KPIs
March 2017 Ridership Performance Report

We need your help!
Tell us how you would like to see us reinvent Metro by sending your suggestions to
What we've been up to:

Cincy EZRide:
In September 2016 we launched Cincy EZRide, a free app for iOS and Android that allows you to plan your trip and pay your fare directly from your smartphone.

New Commuter Buses: We've purchased new commuter-style buses for our long distance routes which feature enhanced amenities such as reclining seats with higher backs as well as electric and USB outlets for device charging.

State of Metro: At a Crossroads: We released our yearly State of Metro which currently highlights the tough decisions ahead for Metro should we not receive additional funding.

Community Engagement: This year we've taken our State of Metro on the road to communities across the region. Learn more about attending or scheduling a presentation here.

New Transit Centers: With the help of federal Surface Transportation Grants, we plan to break ground on three new transit centers in 2017 - Northside, Oakley, and Walnut Hills.

CEO On Board: Metro CEO Dwight Ferrell has been riding snd speaking with customers, finding out what they really want. Read more about it here.

Read about the State of Metro > >