Metro http://wvxu.org en Metro extends benefits to same-sex partners http://wvxu.org/post/metro-extends-benefits-same-sex-partners <p></p><p>Metro will begin offering health benefits to domestic partners in January 2015.&nbsp; The busing agency says it is the first transit system of its size in the state to take this step.</p><p>Before becoming Metro's Ridership development manager, Kim Lahman&nbsp; says she benefited from a similar program offered by her partner's employer.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 17:13:18 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27331 at http://wvxu.org Metro extends benefits to same-sex partners What should the streetcar logo look like? http://wvxu.org/post/what-should-streetcar-logo-look <p></p><p></p><p>Attention graphic designers and marketing firms: now's your chance to layout your vision for the Cincinnati Streetcar.</p><p>Metro has released a <a href="http://metrobidopps.blogspot.com/2014/05/rfp-20-14-for-streetcar-brand.html" target="_blank">Request for Proposals</a> for branding the streetcar including a logo and guidelines for how it should be used on everything "related to streetcar operations, including vehicles, signs, operators’ uniforms, website, and printed materials."</p><p>You'll need to work fast, the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 23.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:47:47 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26667 at http://wvxu.org What should the streetcar logo look like? 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 Metro stored-value fare card works in all zones http://wvxu.org/post/metro-stored-value-fare-card-works-all-zones <p>Cincinnati Metro is introducing a new way to pay bus fares.</p><p>The new stored-value card is available in $10, $20 and $30 increments.&nbsp; Passengers will use the card like cash, along with any discounted fare card. Each time the stored-value card is used the fare amount is deducted and the remaining balance is printed on the card.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:31:44 +0000 Holly Yurchison 15678 at http://wvxu.org Metro stored-value fare card works in all zones