public transportation en Transporation summit takes on light rail <p>Local, regional and federal transportation leaders are meeting Thursday to talk about the future of light rail in the Tri-state.</p><p>Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says the goal is to look at the region's opportunities and build momentum, "to present a vision of a regional rail plan as a part of a multi-modal transportation system and begin to generate some momentum and excitement about accomplishing that."</p><p>Portune says the all-day summit will be recorded and available online afterward. He expects a community survey on local transportation needs is also forthcoming.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:26:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 23317 at The State of Metro and Public Transportation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" target="_blank">Cincinnati Metro</a> CEO &amp; General Manager Terry Garcia Crews and Director of <a href="" target="_blank">The Economics Center</a> at the University of Cincinnati, Julie Heath, discuss a new <a href="" 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 The State of Metro and Public Transportation The Eastern Corridor Program <p></p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:30:05 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 15739 at The Eastern Corridor Program Cincinnati Council only funds SORTA for a month <p>Cincinnati Council voted Wednesday to fund the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority for just one month in the new year. &nbsp;<br><br>The action is part of the continuing battle between the city and SORTA about the use of the city’s transit fund. &nbsp;<br><br>Cincinnati argues it can be used for any transit related activity.&nbsp; But the agency says it’s only for Metro bus operations.&nbsp; SORTA has a lawsuit pending on the issue. &nbsp;<br><br>A Council Member asked City Solicitor John Curp why administrators are proposing a one-month funding ordinance.<br> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:15:14 +0000 Jay Hanselman 7281 at Cincinnati Council only funds SORTA for a month Public Transit in Greater Cincinnati <p>Maryanne Zeleznik talks public transit and the <strong>Metro</strong> bus system with <strong>Sallie Hilvers</strong>, strategic communications director for <a href=""><strong>SORTA/Metro</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 05:31:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 4619 at Public Transit in Greater Cincinnati