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'Metro Perk$' program offering bus pass holders discounts at local businesses

'Metro Perk$' program offering bus pass holders discounts at local businesses
Posted at 10:35 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 12:23:25-05

CINCINNATI -- Southwest Ohio's regional bus system is partnering with local businesses to offer incentives for riding, the transit agency announced Monday.

The "Metro Perk$" program now turns Metro riders' bus passes into discount coupons at select local businesses and attractions, with more partnerships to come in the future, said officials with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.

In the program's early stages, discounts are available at these locations:

  • $2 off an adult/$1 off a child admission ticket at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • $2 off an adult/$1 off a child, senior or student admission ticket to special exhibitions at the Cincinnati Art Museum
  • 10 percent off any purchase at Einstein Bros. Bagels' Downtown and Clifton locations

Metro riders hoping to get these discounts will need to show their Metro 30-day, single-day or another type of pass at the time of the transaction.

Metro CEO Dwight Ferrell said the program highlights attractions and businesses riders can access using some of Metro's primary routes, calling it "a great opportunity to connect our riders with some of the city's most outstanding establishments we serve."

Metro expects to add more partner locations soon.