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Ted Meyer awarded for 35 years

Congratulations to Ted Meyer, Metro's Manager of Planning and Scheduling. Ted was recently recognized by the S.O.R.T.A. board for 35 years of service. Thanks, Ted! 
Spring Service Changes 

Effective Sunday, March 5, minor time changes were made to the Rt. 16 Mt. Healthy and  Metro*Plus . Updated schedules are online  here . Paper schedules are available at the Sales Office in the Mercantile Building, 120 E. Fourth Street across from Government Square.

Did you know? Metro recently added 22 new commuter buses to improve long-distance express routes. The buses feature reclined seating, larger windows and charging ports -- just one of the many ways we're working towards #ReinventingMetro. For additional information on Metro's vision for the future, please click here .
Pay Your Fare With Your Phone!
Metro's Cincy EZRide app lets you pay your fare with your phone anytime, anywhere! It's free to download. Get started here!  
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Helen Black joins S.O.R.T.A. board of trustees

Helen Black, senior manager of StriveTogether, a KnowledgeWorks subsidiary and nonprofit organization that works to ensure that every child succeeds from cradle to career, has been appointed to the S.O.R.T.A. board of trustees. She was sworn in at the Feb. 21 board meeting.

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Metro is hiring! 

Are you interested in a career that's going places? Metro is h osting an Operator Career Day on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Metro's Queensgate Garage.

Registered applicants will spend the day with an operator to see firsthand the skills and training needed to become a bus driver. You will also have the opportunity to take the hiring assessment on-site. 

Applicants do not need to have a CDL to apply . Metro will assist qualified applicants through the process and even reimburse them for their CDL fees.
If you're looking for a career with competitive pay, excellent benefits and the opportunity to make a difference in the community, sign up to attend the career fair by calling 513-632-7559. Please fill out a job application in advance here

Want to hear more about why people love working at Metro? Watch this video.


All aboard! CEO Dwight Ferrell rides Metro, gets customer feedback

Metro's CEO Dwight A. Ferrell is getting on board to hear directly from you about your experience with our service.

Dwight recently boarded the Rt. 24 and met up with many Metro customers, including Ms. Phyllis (pictured above), who rides the bus regularly for shopping, groceries and personal appointments. He also met Matt, who commutes two hours twice a day to and from work, as well as many other riders who depend on Metro to get to school, work and play throughout the region. We're working to improve our service for thousands of riders like you, Ms. Phyllis and Matt who count on us every day.

Keep an eye out for Dwight on your route soon. Be sure to say hi and give him your suggestions or get answers to any Metro-related questions you may have. #CEOonBoard.

Ride the streetcar free with Metro pass

Metro pass holders can ride the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar for free with a Metro day pass, a transfer or a 30-day rolling pass. 

As a reminder, day passes are $4.50 for Zone 1 and $6.30 for Zone 2. They provide  unlimited rides until 3 a.m. the next day on Metro and the  CB Connector . No transfers needed.

Metro's 30-day rolling passes are sold by zone and provide unlimited rides on any local or express Metro route and the  CB Connector for 30 days.

To see which pass is right for you, please visit our website here .

Check out coffee chats with Metro's CEO
Dwight A. Ferrell talks with Metro riders at Coffee Emporium on Feb. 22
People are getting pretty 'buzzed' about coffee chats with Metro's CEO Dwight A. Ferrell.

In early February, Dwight began a series of conversations with Metro riders over coffee at local coffee houses to discuss their experiences, share opinions and ask questions about the future of Metro.

Friendly faces from all over the community have shown up to talk with Dwight about the future of Metro and their public transit needs. 

The coffee chats will continue throughout March at various locations across Greater Cincinnati. Upcoming chats include:
  • Bloc Coffee Co (3101 Price Ave): Mar 15, 9 - 10 a.m.
  • College Hill Coffee Co. (6128 Hamilton Ave.): Mar 18, 10 - 11 a.m. 
Can't make a coffee chat? Email your questions to Dwight directly at TellDwight@go-metro.com or email the Metro team at ReinventingMetro@go-metro.com.

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