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June 20, 2014

Cincinnati bus swallowed by sinkhole

It took two tow trucks to lift the bus from both ends and pull the bus out of the reportedly seven-foot deep hole.

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.

June 3, 2013

Cincinnati's Metro breaks ground on new transit district

Construction will begin soon; completion is expected by late 2013 or early 2014.

October 15, 2012

SORTA, Ky. transit offering discount passes to colleges

Making free and discounted rides available to students and faculty at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Northern Kentucky University, and Gateway Community & Technical College.

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.

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.

April 26, 2011

SORTA, partners provide transit to homeless students

The Everybody Rides Metro Foundation is providing nearly 5,000 Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority bus tokens to help students attend Cincinnati Public Schools in partnership with Project Connect, an organization which helps homeless children regularly attend school.

November 29, 2010

Cincinnati State, SORTA offer students $1 rides

The discount card program, which is subsidized by the college, is intended to lessen traffic congestion, free up valuable parking on and near campus, and reduce transportation costs for students.

September 28, 2010

SORTA appoints CEO/GM of Metro transit system

Terry Garcia Crews, currently GM/president for Star Tran Inc., will take on her new role Nov. 1, 2010.

November 13, 2009

Ohio’s SORTA to cut jobs, service

Cut or reduced a total of 32 administrative jobs to maximize productivity and efficiency. May also reduce service by 12 percent.


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