Metro is rolling out phase one of its Reinventing Metro service improvements this weekend, and hardcore riders may be in for a treat.
Beginning Sunday, May 30, the transit agency will add around-the-clock bus service on the following seven routes:
- Rt. 4 serving Kenwood-Blue Ash
- Rt. 11 serving Madison Road
- Rt. 17 serving Mt. Healthy
- Rt. 33 serving Glenway Ave.
- Rt. 43 serving Bond Hill
- Rt. 78 serving Lincoln Heights
- Rt. 51 crosstown from Glenway Crossing to Hyde Park
On these routes, service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In addition, Rts. 16 (Mt. Healthy), 20 (Winton-Tri-County) and 46 (Avondale) will begin service earlier and end later. Rts. 16 and 20 also will add Sunday service beginning this weekend.
All 10 routes above will see increased Sunday service, Metro says in a press release.
The Reinventing Metro plan aims to improve the region's economic development and desirability through transportation improvements like increased frequency, expanded service hours, new routes and enhanced customer amenities.
“New 24-hour service, increased weekend service and more frequency on major routes will drastically improve our ability to connect more people to new employment centers, education and medical services. When you think about the impact — these improvements are nothing short of revolutionary,” Darryl Haley, Metro CEO and general manager, says in the release.
Metro and Access service will operate on a holiday/Sunday schedule on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, Metro's Customer Care Center will operate 8 a.m.-5 p.m. this Monday and can be reached at 513-621-4455. The Metro sales office and administrative offices will be closed.
For more information, visit Metro's website.