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Bike Racks on METRO, TANK, CTC and BCRTA — Bike and Ride for FREE on Friday, May 17th

In recognition of National Bike to Work Day Friday, May 17th, 2024, anyone who uses the bike racks on Metro fixed-route buses will receive a free ride.  Every Metro bus has bike racks. Bike racks are also available on buses of the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), Clermont Transportation Connection

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 16, 2024

Weekend Bus Detours Due to Flying Pig Marathon

The Flying Pig Marathon takes place this weekend, May 4th and 5th, with many Metro routes operating on detour. This can result in longer than usual delays for those reliant on the bus for transportation needs this weekend. The following is a list of known detours taking place this weekend due

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Shared by United Resource Connection May 2, 2024

FREE Metro Bus Rides on Primary Election Day, March 19

All Metro services will operate fare-free on primary election day. In an effort to encourage voter participation and ensure accessibility of Hamilton County voters to polling locations, all fixed-route, Access paratransit, and MetroNow! on-demand trips will be fare-free on March 19, 2024, for the upcoming primary election in Ohio. Metro

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Shared by United Resource Connection March 15, 2024

Metro Bus Spring Service Changes

Metro Bus Service maps and schedules are available on the Metro website for download. Effective Sunday, March 3, 2024, eight Metro routes will have updated schedules: Rt. 6 Queen City – will now serve Area H of Government Square downtown. Area G is being closed to reduce conflicts with the Connector

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 29, 2024

Metro Schedule During the Holidays

During the holidays, Metro’s fixed-route, MetroNow! and Access paratransit services will operate on the normal schedule, except on Christmas and New Years day. Instead of following the regular Monday schedule on these days, these Metro transit services will follow what is normally the Sunday schedule. Metro’s administrative offices and the

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 22, 2023

Free Non Emergency Transportation for Medicaid Recipients

Hamilton County Job and Family services operates a program for Medicaid-eligible customers called the Non-Emergency Transportation program (or NET, for short). This program provides transportation for any Medicaid eligible individual traveling to and from medical appointments that can be billed to Medicaid. Transportation can be in the form of bus

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 5, 2023

Metro Bus Fare Deal Program

Metro’s Fare Deal program allows eligible riders to obtain a Fare Deal identification card valid for half-price fares on any Metro trip. Eligible Participants include adults 65 and older, Medicare card holders, Riders with disabilities, and Access Program participants. Those 65 years-old and older are automatically eligible; proof of age

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 18, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

FREE Cincinnati African American History Tour

The Cincinnati Metro is sponsoring a tour of landmarks in Cincinnati, significant to African American history, August 18th at 11am, free of charge. This educational bus tour will highlight locations around the city significant to the struggle, survival and dignity of those persons who were dehumanized by enslavement.  Due to

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 15, 2023

Red Bike Offers Discounted Monthly Price for Low-Income Individuals

This post was originally published February 22th, 2022. The format and/or content has been updated for quality assurance. Red Bike is a public bicycle sharing system that has bike stations throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For individuals living near the bike stations, and healthy enough to ride, the bikes can be a

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Shared by United Resource Connection July 13, 2023

Complete Metro Survey for Faster Service Routes

The Southern Ohio Transit Authority is conducting a nine-month study to determine which two of four selected Metro routes to invest in for faster service. They have selected four potential corridors for faster service: one along Glenway Avenue, one along Hamilton Avenue, one along Reading Road, and one along Montgomery

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 30, 2022

“Merry Metro Bus” Starting This Weekend Thru Christmas

From Saturday, December 10th through Sunday, December 25th, two buses in the Metro fleet will circulate through Metro’s fixed routes, with their cabins decorated in holiday trim. If one of these buses arrives on your route, your ride will be FREE! While you can’t “plan” on free bus fare this

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 8, 2022

Developmental Disabilities Services

There are many resources available in Hamilton County for those with developmental disabilities. The Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services agency is the largest. There are a number of services they provide, and they can also help make connections to additional providers. The agency provides services for children, including early intervention

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 2, 2022