Cincinnati metro http://wvxu.org en Metro CEO resigns http://wvxu.org/post/metro-ceo-resigns <p></p><p>The board that operates Cincinnati's Metro system is looking for a new leader.</p><p>The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority says CEO and General Manager Terry Garcia Crews is resigning effective immediately.</p><p>In a release, the board says Crews is returning to a career in transit industry consulting. Crews was hired in November 2010.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:50:48 +0000 Tana Weingartner 29236 at http://wvxu.org Metro CEO resigns SORTA: we'll assist with streetcar operating costs http://wvxu.org/post/sorta-well-assist-streetcar-operating-costs <p><strong>Update 12/17/13 @ 6:20 PM:</strong>&nbsp; Council members Young, Simpson and Seelbach released <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/201312/SORTA_Operating_Statement_-_Young%2C_Seelbach%2C_Simpson.pdf" target="_blank">a statement </a>on SORTA's offer to take responsibility for streetcar operating cost.&nbsp; A portion reads:</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:59:34 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20895 at http://wvxu.org The State of Metro and Public Transportation http://wvxu.org/post/state-metro-and-public-transportation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.go-metro.com/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Metro</a> CEO &amp; General Manager Terry Garcia Crews and Director of <a href="http://www.economicscenter.org/" target="_blank">The Economics Center</a> at the University of Cincinnati, Julie Heath, discuss a new <a href="http://www.go-metro.com/goforward" target="_blank">study</a> giving high marks to Metro for operational efficiency, and plans for increasing Metro services in 2014.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:30:10 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 19736 at http://wvxu.org The State of Metro and Public Transportation State of Metro: running well http://wvxu.org/post/state-metro-running-well <p>When it comes to making use of available resources to deliver public transportation, the Cincinnati bus system is tops compared to 11 peer cities.&nbsp; That's according to a study being released at today's <a href="http://www.go-metro.com/goforward">State of Metro</a> annual meeting.&nbsp; The research by the UC Economics Center shows Metro is number 1 in operational efficiency--getting the most bang for its buck.</p><p>But Metro ranks more middle of the pack when it comes to the level of service provided.&nbsp; (Number 7 to be exact.)</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 19829 at http://wvxu.org State of Metro: running well Go underground to party http://wvxu.org/post/go-underground-party <p>Cincinnati&nbsp;is hosting&nbsp;its first <strong>underground music festival</strong>,&nbsp;featuring Hip Hop and Electronic Dance Music Friday and Saturday.&nbsp; <a href="http://ubahnfest.com/" target="_blank">The Ubahn Fest</a>, underneath Second Street, features acts like this:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqWq_48LxWQ</p><p>"Cincinnati has never seen anything like this,'' said Pat Sheeran, vice president of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. "The venue itself is a hidden gem in the city, and this will be the perfect home for this new event."</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:35:43 +0000 Ann Thompson 19722 at http://wvxu.org