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CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland RTA Police has challenged the Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department to take the Lip Sync Challenge, according to RTA officials. The RTA says eighteen off-duty transit police officers participated in the Lip Sync Challenge last week, performing Justin Timberlake’s song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”  Wednesday, they shared the video on YouTube. Officials […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The man charged with assaulting a 62-year-old RTA bus driver was sentenced to two years in jail Wednesday morning. Jamaur Raybon was charged for the Jan. 15, 2018 incident where he hit the driver in the head with a brick when he boarded the bus near East 149th Street and Lakeshore Boulevard, seriously injuring […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Uber and Lyft may soon increase fares 27 cents per ride if a newly proposed ride-sharing fee is approved in Cuyahoga County. Supporters of the proposal said the goal is to give RTA the revenue those ride-sharing fees generate, which would be about $2 million per year. Every weekday, more than 150,000 […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced on Wednesday it is providing free rides to three transit centers and two rail stations and opening them for 24 hours so people can come in from these bitterly cold temperatures.  RTA said it will provide the free service beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday until it determines […]

CLEVELAND – Police have given the all clear at the West 117th Street Regional Transit Authority station after a suspicious package prompted a large police response Monday morning. Buses replaced trains at the station while police investigated. Red line service has been restored. The bomb squad responded but has since given the all clear.   […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced a local transportation and tourism promotion for individuals to ride for a lower rate. The “Go RTA” program allows children under 12 to ride the RTA for free when they are accompanied by a fare-paying adult. The adult must be 18 or older and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The RTA bus driver who lost her job after she hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Public Square was indicted by a grand jury. Antoinette Peterkin was indicted on the charge of aggravated vehicular homicide. Joan Kuendig was crossing in a marked crosswalk near Key Tower on Ontario Street on […]

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It’s open! Before sunrise Monday, RTA buses began rolling through Superior Avenue once again in Public Square. It was the first time in months that public transit was available in the area. RTA initially owed $12 million it had received with the intent to open bus routes through Public Square. The Federal Transit Authority claimed that […]

CLEVELAND – RTA bus routes through Public Square will re-open Monday, RTA announced Thursday. Four bus routes will make stops on Superior Avenue, which has been closed to traffic for months. Those routes are the 3, 26, 38 and 81. RTA was granted an extension last month to reopen Public Square to buses, meaning RTA […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has received a “final extension” to either repay the Federal Transit Administration $12 million or to reopen Public Square to public transportation. A letter from the FTA, date stamped Friday, granted a “final extension” to March 7 so the city of Cleveland and the GCRTA […]

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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has received a two-week extension to open Public Square to buses. Last Friday, a letter was sent to RTA CEO Joe Calabrese from the Federal Transit Administration granting RTA until March 7 to reopen Superior Avenue to Public Square to buses. RTA initially owed $12 million it had received with […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio– A day away from the deadline, RTA found out they will have a little extra time to figure out what to do about bus traffic through Public Square. The federal government gave the Regional Transit Authority until Tuesday, Feb. 21; Monday morning, RTA learned the Federal Transit Administration gave the City of Cleveland a […]