The “dig”nitaries (left to right): Metro bus operator Orlando Jones, ATU 627 President Troy Miller, Metro CEO Terry Garcia Crews, Ohio Department of Transportation Engineer Joe Vogel, OKI Director of Communications Brian Cunningham, Hamilton County Commissioners President Greg Hartmann, City of Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, Federal Transit Administration Region 5 Planner Vanessa Adams, SORTA Vice Chair Dr. Margaret Gutsell, Ohio House of Representatives 31st District Denise Driehaus, City of Cincinnati Councilman Wendell Young, US Senator Sherrod Brown Staff Assistant Jessica Pauley, SORTA board member Tom Hodges, Metro bus operator Yolanda Baxter-Lewis and Metro bus operator Michael Gadd.
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Metro.
Representatives from the Federal Transit Administration, Ohio Department of Transportation, and local leaders joined Metro to break ground on its newest transit center at Glenway Crossing in Western Hills on July 18, and construction is now under way.
The Glenway Crossing Transit Center and Park & Ride, located at the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center parking lot, at the intersection of Glencrossing Way and Anderson Ferry Road, will serve as the major connection and transfer point for several westside routes and will provide customer amenities. The transit center will be completed and operating in the fall of 2011.
The Glenway Crossing Transit Center and Park & Ride will include four bus boarding areas, passenger shelters, approximately 70 park and ride spaces, and other improvements such as new sidewalks, landscaping and signage.
Funding for the Glenway Crossing Transit Center comes from several federal funding sources, including American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Surface Transportation Project (STP), and Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality funds made available through the Ohio Department of Transportation and OKI Regional Council of Governments. Local funds are being used to match federal funds on this construction project.
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year. Learn more about Metro at www.go-metro.com.