public transportation

Light rail
4:26 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Transporation summit takes on light rail

Local, regional and federal transportation leaders are meeting Thursday to talk about the future of light rail in the Tri-state.

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."

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.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue November 19, 2013

The State of Metro and Public Transportation

Cincinnati Metro

  Cincinnati Metro CEO & General Manager Terry Garcia Crews and Director of The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, Julie Heath, discuss a new study giving high marks to Metro for operational efficiency, and plans for increasing Metro services in 2014.

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Cincinnati Edition
1:30 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

The Eastern Corridor Program

Eastern Corridor map
Hamilton County Engineering

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Public transportation
4:15 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Cincinnati Council only funds SORTA for a month

Michael Keating

Cincinnati Council voted Wednesday to fund the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority for just one month in the new year.  

The action is part of the continuing battle between the city and SORTA about the use of the city’s transit fund.  

Cincinnati argues it can be used for any transit related activity.  But the agency says it’s only for Metro bus operations.  SORTA has a lawsuit pending on the issue.  

A Council Member asked City Solicitor John Curp why administrators are proposing a one-month funding ordinance.

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October 7, 2012
1:31 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Public Transit in Greater Cincinnati

Sally Hilvers from SORTA/Metro

Maryanne Zeleznik talks public transit and the Metro bus system with Sallie Hilvers, strategic communications director for SORTA/Metro.