Help Metro Set Direction for Future at Listening Sessions

Public invited to provide input to improve Metro’s serviceCINCINNATI – Help us fill in the blanks: “I wish Metro would…” “The one place I wish I could get to on Metro is…” The one thing I would change about Metro is…” The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority is hosting five community listening sessions designed to get community input on how Metro can: Connect more people to jobs Get more students to education and job training Help older adults maintain their independence Provide more travel options for people with disabilities Consider the broader transportation needs of the community All feedback from the community listening sessions will be considered by the newly created Metro Futures Task Force, composed of community leaders who will present their findings to the SORTA Board in early 2016. Listening sessions will be held on the following dates and locations: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 9:30 -11 a.m.Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave.Located on Metro’s Rt. 17. Friday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Main Branch, Tower Room), 800 Vine St. downtown Monday, Oct. 19, 3-4:30 p.m.Anderson Township Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd. Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.Green Township Library, 6525 Bridgetown Rd. Monday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m.- noonCincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Rd. View Proposed Transit Plan Maps by clicking the links below: Proposed Bus Rapid Transit Service Proposed Small-Bus Services Proposed Connector Routes Proposed Crosstowns Routes Proposed Express Routes Proposed Transit Centers and Enhanced Stops “At the end of the day, the Transit System belongs to the people. It is our job to be good stewards of the Transit System and uphold its mission. The listening sessions will give the people the opportunity to share how they want Metro to evolve to better meet our community’s changing needs,” said Jason Dunn, SORTA Board Chair. “Ultimately, we’ll use that feedback to help us make decisions that will set the agenda for transit in the future.” Metro will be giving away $10 Stored Value Cards to the first 50 people who attend and complete a survey during each of the listening sessions.Click HERE to take the online survey today. If you are unable to attend a listening session, you may provide feedback online at Spanish and sign language translation services are available if requested at least one week in advance of the meeting date. To request this service, please email or call Metro Marketing Director Dave Etienne at 513-632-7520. SORTA operates Metro and Access non-profit, tax-funded public transit services, providing about 17 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.

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