Metro To Increase Service Levels on Four Routes Starting May 8

Transit system to add trips & expand hours on in-demand routes as State gradually reopens

CINCINNATI – In response to the State’s gradual reopening plan, effective Friday, May 8, Metro is increasing service levels on several high-demand routes to better meet customers’ needs as they begin to return to work.

Metro is implementing additional service adjustments to its Saturday schedule that was put into place for all routes following the State’s “stay-home-order” on March 29.  These adjustments include added trips and expanded service hours on key routes aimed at improving service on routes with high ridership demand, increasing crosstown connectivity, and addressing customer feedback.


Effective May 8, the following routes will see increased service adjustments:

Rt. 16 Mt. Healthy
Rt. 32 Glenway Crossing-Price Hill via Matson
Rt. 43 Evendale-Woodlawn
Rt. 51 Hyde Park-Uptown-Glenway Crossing Crosstown


The remaining Metro routes will continue to operate on the current Saturday schedule in place. We will continue to monitor service and ridership and make adjustments as necessary.

Visit Metro’s website at for schedule details.


For the health and safety of all, we ask riders to observe the following:

Ride Metro for essential trips only
Pay fare using Transit App with EZFare for contactless payment
Wear a mask, scarf or other facial covering if possible while riding
Stand behind the plexiglass barrier at the farebox
Spread out as much as possible onboard
Observe CDC safety guidelines including using hand sanitizer, washing hands regularly, and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue

Click here for more ways Metro is cleaning and sanitizing buses and keeping you safe every trip. For the latest service updates and notifications, sign up for Cincy EZAlert to get texts or emails about the trips you ride.


Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), providing about 14 million rides per year.

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