Virtual Metro improvement meetings start Tuesday night

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 05:42:09-05

CINCINNATI — Metro is set to hold its first of seven virtual meetings Tuesday evening to get the public's opinion on the organization's five-year "Reinventing Metro" plan.

Each meeting is split by bus route, and the first phase of the "Reinventing Metro" plan is supposed to focus on improving timing.

That means adding 24-hour service for major routes for the first time, increasing bus route frequency so buses will come every 15-30 minutes and increasing Metro services on the weekends.

"Those time changes really encompass what people told us were their top 3 things that they wanted us to focus on," Brandy Jones, Metro's vice president of external affairs, said. "We are making some really major improvements to our system so that it runs more efficiently... Anyone who lives in Hamilton County will benefit from having an improved, robust public transit system in their community.”

The "Reinventing Metro" plan is supposed to start in June and is meant to improve all nine bus routes. If you would like to learn more about the plan, or take part in the virtual meetings, click the link here.