CINCINNATI – Riders listed shorter travel time as one of the top three things they wanted to improve their riding experience. Starting this week, they will see signs posted at select bus stops that are being considered for removal as part of the FAStops “bus balancing” pilot designed to shorten trip times. The pilot will begin March 3.
The project, which began in June 2018 with a system-wide evaluation of Metro’s 4,000+ regular service bus stops, aims to not only speed up trip times, but to allow for the agency to make improvements along routes by streamlining bus stop placement. Each stop is assessed based on its location -- ensuring stops aren’t too close or spread too far apart -- as well as its usage, amenities, safety and accessibility.
FAStops pilot routes*:
•Rt. 15X Daly Express / Mt. Healthy Express
•Rt. 17 Seven Hills/Mt Healthy/Mt Airy/Northgate
•Rt. 31 West End - Evanston Crosstown
•Rt. 33 Western Hills - Glenway
•Rt. 41 Glenway Crossing-Oakley Crosstown
*Riders of all Metro routes are encouraged to check Metro’s website for information about the pilot as some stops affected may serve more than one route.
Community feedback wanted
The community is invited to provide their feedback on the stops being considered for removal during the pilot, as well as suggest additional stops they believe should be considered. Feedback may be provided through an online survey or via email at RouteComments@go-metro.com.
Metro is also gathering feedback from the community through a series of information sessions throughout the next three weeks. To view a listing of the community information sessions, details about the project, as well as photos and maps of the stops along the pilot routes, visit go-metro.com/fastops.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 14 million rides per year.
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