Improvements

Faster Service and Shorter Trip Times

Improved connections with crosstown routes and potential BRT lines.

Increased Frequency

Service every 15 minutes or better on major routes.

Extended Hours

24-hour service on six major corridors.

Enhanced Customer Amenities

Real-time signs, improved apps, more shelters, Wi-Fi and charging ports.

Improved Transit Benefits All:
A look at how the Reinventing Metro plan affects the region

     Promoting a stable workforce

More than half of all Metro rides are trips to work. In addition, many employers in Hamilton County are adding jobs but don’t have enough workers to fill them; lack of transit access is a key factor in that labor shortage.

     Increasing competitiveness

Hamilton County competes with other regions for talent and jobs, and employers are increasingly considering an area’s transit options when making site selections.

     Productive traveling

enhanced amenities like Wi-Fi and charging ports onboard makes using public transportation more attractive and provides a way for commuters to work, read, study and use tablets and smartphones while commuting.

     Return on investment

Every dollar invested in public transit returns more to the community in terms of economic development, traffic reduction and commuter savings.

     Increased mobility

Non-drivers such as people with disabilities, seniors looking to age in place and young people need good transit to fully participate in life pursuits.

     More frequency

Six of our busiest routes would have service 24 hours a day, making getting to and from places like work, health care and entertainment easier than ever before.

     Better options

New routes, alignment changes, more weekend service, and the potential addition of Bus Rapid Transit would allow users to reach more destinations, more frequently.

     Travel time

While Bus Rapid Transit could bring faster-than-ever service to four major routes, improved crosstown connections would significantly reduce travel times, benefiting multiple areas across the region.

• Glenway to Oakely: Current travel time 1:07
Projected travel time 0:45

• Anderson to UC: Current travel time 1:13
Projected travel time 0:40

• Downtown to Mount Healthy: Current Travel time 0:44
Projected travel time 0:34

• Blue Ash to Sharonville: Current travel time 2:08
Projected travel time 0:20


To understand the impact of the Reinventing Metro plan, let's look at some typical trips:


• Single mom who lives in Price Hill and works at Northgate Mall until 9 p.m.
• Rides two buses, spending 1.5 hours and 2.5 hours each day commuting

With improved transit: her daily travel time would be 50 minutes with increased frequency and later service


• Manufacturing worker lives in Avondale and works in Sharonville
• Rides two buses and spends nearly 3 hours each day with limited options


With improved transit:
his daily travel time would be 1 hour and 20 minutes with more service, increased frequency and a neighborhood circulator


• Student at the University of Cincinnati who works Sundays at Anderson Towne Center
• Rides Rt. 24 but spends nearly 2 hours commuting, arriving early at work and waiting to leave due to limited frequency

With improved transit: increased frequency would give her more options with less waiting


• Health care worker lives in Bond Hill and works the 7 a.m. shift at University Hostpial
• She must take 2 buses to get to work or 1 bus and walk the final 1/2 mile

With improved transit: a new BRT route would give her more options with 12 minute frequency and direct service


• Retiree lives in Madisonville and volunteers at a church in Kenwood
• Spends 4 hours commuting and has to ride two buses

With improved transit: a new route would significantly shorten his trip to 15 minutes


• Office worker lives in White Oak and works downtown
• He has a visual impairment but Access does not serve his home
• Rides Rt. 74X to work but has to find another way home

With improved transit:
more Metro service means more Access service



• Accountant lives in Montgomery and works in Uptown
• Has always driven to work but wishes she could use transit to be more productive


With improved transit: a new BRT route and more crosstown service would give her a faster commute with time to catch up on emails while avoiding traffic