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December 19, 2013

Cincinnati’s SORTA may take on streetcar operating costs

The decision is based upon assurances from the Cincinnati business and philanthropic communities that they will work with the agency in public-private partnership to secure the funds required. The FTA has also agreed to serve as a resource.


August 13, 2013

Cincinnati’s SORTA celebrates 40 years

Hosting a community event with a display of an historic bus from the 1960s and one of the system’s newest Metro*Plus buses that will go into service on Aug. 19. Also adding a new limited-stop service.


June 28, 2012

SORTA unveils real-time bus info

New real-time information boards will display bus departure times at each of the Government Square Transit Center’s eight bus shelters.


June 7, 2012

SORTA receives $1.6M for mini-hybrids

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s new Ohio Transit Preservation Partnership Program will enable the agency to buy five of these vehicles, which have advanced thermal cooling systems that provide a cost savings of $2,000 a year in fuel savings and improved operational performance per bus.


May 7, 2012

SORTA unveils five mini-hybrid buses

The new 40-foot buses have an advanced thermal cooling system technology which provides benefits, including fuel economy improvement up to 10%; up to 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; reduction in maintenance costs and increased safety through the elimination of hydraulic fluid leaks.


February 2, 2012

SORTA to unveil 30-day ‘rolling’ passes

Created to provide greater flexibility by allowing the customer to choose when to start the 30-day pass period by simply inserting the pass into the fare box on the bus.


January 11, 2012

SORTA provided 1M rides to low-income workers in 2011

To provide job-related free rides, the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation uses a federal Job Access-Reverse Commute grant that is matched by the partner agencies to provide bus tokens at no charge to low-income residents to connect them to job counseling, interviews, training and exams and job-related child transportation, in addition to transportation to and from work.


December 14, 2011

SORTA to roll out 14 hybrid buses

The first six New Flyer hybrids will go into service on Dec. 19 and will replace older diesel buses that are past their useful life. Eight more will be put into service by early 2012. Vehicles will more than double Metro’s hybrid fleet.


November 1, 2011

GFI to equip SORTA with new fareboxes

The new GFI Odyssey “talking” fareboxes will accept more payment options, including cash, Metro tokens, and transfers, and offer improved ridership reporting capabilities.


June 2, 2011

SORTA added to Google Transit

The agency re-numbered and re-named five routes to work better with the Google Transit trip planner, effective with the May 29 summer service change.


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