Studies/Reports

Studies/Reports Pertaining To Reinventing Metro


UC Economics Center (Final): The University of Cincinnati Economics Center studied route improvements, expanded service, the economic impact of operations and capital improvements, and provided an update to peer city analysis. You can view the entire report HERE. 

AECOM (Final): Presented their final report at November's board meeting. AECOM was tasked with analyzing the Reinventing Metro Process, Regional Bus Network, Fare Policy, and Revenue Allocation, Access Service, and Economic Impacts. You can review the entire report HERE. 

• EY Business Assessment: A third-party, comprehensive financial assessment commissioned by the Transportation Business Coalition, a partnership of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Cincinnati Business Committee, and the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee at the request of SORTA.

• UC Economics Center Study: A study that ranked us #1 in efficiency among our peer transportation cities.

• The Community Impact and Related Benefits of Metro: A 2015 study by the UC Economics Center that evaluated Metro's effect on the local economy.

• Reinventing Metro Development Study: In early 2017, we received a report from consultant AECOM, illustrating options for improving our system if additional funding were available for services in Hamilton County.

• METRO Futures Task Force: The task force concluded that SORTA's funding was unsustainable.

• March 2016 Public Opinion Survey: Conducted from Feb. 8-11, 2016, by Fallon Research & Communications, Inc. with responses from 404 Hamilton County residents, we found that 92% believe transit supports the economy and quality of life; 79% see benefits in expanded transit.

• UC Economics Center: Economic Analysis of Reinventing Metro (11.7.2018)

• AECOM Reinventing Metro: The Connected Region (11.7.2018)