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Cleveland RTA Maintaining Regular Sked for Now; Akron Metro Suspends Some Cleveland Service

March 21, 2020

Although transit agencies across the country have been imposing service cuts in the wake of falling ridership triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority said it is for now operating its regular daily schedules.

RTA said on its website that should the situation require schedule changes it will notify the public through its website (rideRTA.com) as well as other means.

The agency said it is not offering free rides as other transit agencies are doing, including Akron Metro and Portage Area RTA.

The Tower City customer service office has reduced hours and will now be open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

RTA said it began on March 5 an enhanced cleaning protocol for buses, trains, paratransit and non-revenue vehicles in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

This involves cleaning every 24 hours all touchable surfaces on board vehicles with a cleaning agent recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

The cleaning protocol also includes non-revenue and transit police vehicles, all transit centers and all RTA public facilities, bus districts and office buildings.

In the meantime, RTA said passengers riding Red Line trains are subject to delay through March 21 due to a rail maintenance project.

The maintenance is being done between West 25th Street and the Tri-C-Campus district station.

In other Northeast Ohio public transit news, Akron Metro will temporarily suspend on March 23 its X60 route that links Cuyahoga Falls and downtown Cleveland.

In a notice posted on its Facebook page, Akron Metro said the route has no ridership because its patrons are telecommuting to work.

The notice said the suspension was temporary.

Known as the Northcoast Express, the route operates from Cuyahoga Falls Blue Parking Deck to Lakeside and West Third in downtown Cleveland before starting its return trip.

It runs two trips north in the morning and two south in the evening via Ohio Route 8 and Interstates 480 and 77.

Another Northcoast Express route, X61, will continue to operate as scheduled. It departs the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center in downtown Akron and runs to downtown Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Route X61 has 11 trips in each direction on weekdays operating via I-77 and West Market Street in Akron.

Metro also said that during the pandemic it will close its Kenmore Boulevard lobby.

Akron Metro Schedules to Change Aug. 21

August 17, 2016

Akron Metro RTA fall schedules will go into effect on Sunday, Aug. 21.

The new timetables show some minor changes to routes and times. Akron Metro 3Among the more notable changes are:

  • Routes No. 1 and No. 101 will no longer enter Summit Mall. The new No. 1 route time point is renamed “West Market @ Summit Mall.”
  • The Downtown Akron Shuttle is a new route that will operate on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every 10 minutes and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every 15 minutes. There is no charge to ride the shuttle.
  • Route X61 is switching berths at the Transit Center due to safety concerns regarding the wheelchair lifts. It will now pull into the west side of the Center, between the No. 34 and  Greyhound berths.