Metro breaks ground on $6.9M Uptown Transit District project
Jesse Folk, WCPO Digital
10:42 AM, May 31, 2013
11:29 AM, May 31, 2013
CINCINNATI - Getting to and from Cincinnati's Uptown area should get a little easier thanks to a new transit center.
Metro officials said Uptown is a destination for thousands of riders every day.
The organization broke ground on the new facility Friday morning at Calhoun Street and Corbett Drive.
The district will include four locations throughout Uptown and include new, distinctive shelters designed by Michael Schuster Associates, real-time information, integration with other employer and university shuttles, rider information kiosks and enhanced streetscaping and sidewalk improvements.
The new facilities will as a major connection and transfer point to other routes, as well.
Metro said Ohio Department of Transportation and OKI Regional Council of Governments funding for Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality and funds from a federal earmark will help pay for the project. Local funds are also being used for the $6.9 million project.