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Cincinnati Metro Opens New Transit Center

 Metro in Cincinnati opened its new Glenway Crossing Transit Center and Park-and-Ride to bus service on Dec. 4, with dedication ceremonies following on Dec. 9.

The new facility, located at the intersection of Glencrossing Way and Anderson Ferry Road, serves as the connection and transfer point for four major westside Metro routes. It provides four bus boarding areas, three passenger shelters, 70 park-and-ride spaces, and other improvements such as new sidewalks, landscaping, and signage.

The project received funding from federal funding sources including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Surface Transportation Project, and Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality funds made available through Ohio DOT and OKI Regional Council of Governments.

“The new Glenway Crossing Transit Center will make riding Metro so much easier for our westside customers,” said Metro Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Terry Garcia Crews. “Commuters will be able to park free and go directly to the University of Cincinnati and uptown employers, as well as downtown. Westside routes will connect at the transit center for safe and easy transfers. This is just one of several improvements Metro is making to enhance the transit experience and encourage more people to ride.”

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls added: “This really is an important day because it is the opening of this wonderful facility to serve the community of the west side of Cincinnati and to move people from where they live to where they work.  And—as we all know—this is an important step because it recognizes very, very concretely that Metro forms an essential component of this region’s transportation network.  Without public transportation that serves the community and brings workers to many facilities throughout the region they would not be able to have the workforce that we need.”


Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cincinnati Metro’s Glenway Crossing Transit Center are, from left, Metro operator Orlando King; Troy Miller, president, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627; Terry Garcia Crews, Metro CEO and general manager; Sean Rugless, board chair, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA); Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls; Jessica Pauley, representing Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH); Cincinnati City Councilman Wendell Young; Greg Hartmann, president, Hamilton County Commissioners; Joe Vogel, Ohio DOT; Dr. Margaret Gutsell, SORTA board vice chair; Mark Policinski, executive director, OKI Regional Council of Governments; and Metro operator April Cruse.

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