Topic : SORTA

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SORTA transfers fed rail funds to streetcar project

Rail| May 21, 2014
Will apply $268,278 of its remaining funding from a federal grant to the Cincinnati Streetcar. The money is left over from a $876,762 rail-related grant that was awarded to the agency in 1996 that must be used or would be forfeited and no other regional projects qualify for the funds.

Ridership, industry visibility touted at APTA Conference

Ridership and increased funding for public transportation were major themes as APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Conference kicked off with its Opening General Session at the Kansas City Convention Center on Sunday.
Management & Operations| 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.
Bus| 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.
Bus| 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.
Bus| 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.
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.
Rail| March 14, 2012

Streetcar Projects Continue Breaking Ground Despite Uncertain Federal Future

Federal officials look at new rules to make streetcars more eligible — but overall funding may be cut in budget battles.
Bus| 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.
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.

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