transportation

Window buttons and seat belts both have more germs than backseats in the study.   (WCBS/WAFB/CNN) – Catching an Uber or Lyft has become ultra convenient for millions of Americans, but you should know, you’re likely jumping into the backseat of a ride filled with germs. A new study finds rideshares carry triple the amount […]

CLEVELAND – A recently proposed an initiative to build a high-speed tunnel transportation system could be a game changer for the way residents in Chicago and Cleveland get between the two cities. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and North Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) along with the Illinois Department of Transportation have reached a deal to conduct a study that […]

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, 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 […]

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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 […]

LORAIN, Ohio – Lorain residents and some city leaders say the removal of some 40 traffic lights is a risky way to save money and help the cash strapped city budget. The traffic light removal began after a study indicated the signals could be taken down without creating safety issues. The move to remove the […]

CLEVELAND – Wondering how to get around downtown during next week’s RNC? RTA has a plan in place to keep you mobile. The Downtown Trolleys will have extended hours during the convention, operating every 5 minutes instead of every 10 from the hours of 7 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Price for a ride? A smile.) […]

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced a major transportation project for Cleveland Wednesday. The announcement is that the I-480 Valley View Bridge project has been accelerated by two years. According to a release from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the bridge carries an estimated 180,000 vehicles across the Cuyahoga River daily. The 4,100-foot twin-bridge […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland and local businesses have been meticulously preparing for a host of events that will be occurring all week long throughout our city. Special events involving the Republican National Convention will begin on Monday, August 3rd and continue throughout the week with the culmination of the first Republican presidential candidate debate […]

OHIO – Friday marked the day Uber reported that it made more than 2 million trips in Ohio since its launch in Columbus in December 2013. According to a press release, after Uber was launched in the state’s capital, the company expanded its services to include Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, Dayton and other cities. It created […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –An additional Red Line rail is being put into service by the RTA this weekend. RTA officials say extra transportation is needed for the Rock Hall Induction Ceremony and Watch party on Saturday, April 18 and for the Q for the Cavs game at 3 p.m. Sunday against the Celtics. The idea is to […]