SORTA 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 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 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 Metro launching plan to boost ridership in Uptown http://wvxu.org/post/metro-launching-plan-boost-ridership-uptown <p>Metro is rolling out its new Plus service and Uptown Transit District plan around UC and the hospital campuses.</p><p>Four new boarding shelters are being installed. They'll feature LED displays with real-time information.</p><p>The district will also serve as a transfer point for nine routes rather than going through the main hub downtown.</p><p>President and CEO of the Uptown Consortium Beth Robinson says the newly created Uptown Transit District is important for easing congestion.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 17:32:15 +0000 Tana Weingartner 13244 at http://wvxu.org Metro launching plan to boost ridership in Uptown Cincinnati and SORTA resolve transit fund dispute http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-and-sorta-resolve-transit-fund-dispute <p>Cincinnati City Council ended its dispute with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Wednesday by approving Metro's operating budget for the remaining four-months of the city's fiscal year. &nbsp;<br><br>Council had been approving monthly budgets because of a disagreement with the SORTA, which manages the bus system, over how the city's transit tax can be spent. &nbsp;<br><br>The SORTA Board argued it was only for Metro purposes and had filed a lawsuit concerning the issue.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>The city countered it could be used for any transit related expense. &nbsp;<br> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:50:42 +0000 Jay Hanselman 9724 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati and SORTA resolve transit fund dispute