Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

Cleveland, OH 44113


About Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)


1240 West 6th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States

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Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority provides transit services to the greater Cleveland area. 

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Shelters, Benches and Equipment

GCRTA, Cleveland Institute of Art partner on bus shelter art

May 10, 2024
The project’s theme, “Let’s Go Together,” was derived from GCRTA’s current media campaign and was developed through discussions between GCRTA marketing and a class of more than...
Gas, Diesel, CNG & LNG

GCRTA receives 2.3 million in state funding to purchase new CNG buses

March 4, 2024
The funding from the Ohio EPA and ODOT will be used to replace six diesel buses.
GCRTA received a state grant that will support its Rail Car Replacement Program, as well as its electric fleet planning efforts.

ODOT grant to support GCRTA rail replacement and EV planning initiatives

Sept. 29, 2023
The majority of the grant, $12.4 million, will go towards RTA’s Rail Car Replacement Program, and $200,000 will go to electrical vehicle planning.

GCRTA Board of Trustees awards contract extension to CEO and GM India L. Birdsong Terry

July 26, 2023
Terry’s new contract keeps her as GCRTA CEO and GM through 2027.
A conceptual rendering of the S200 for GCRTA.

GCRTA recommends Siemens to provide new rail fleet

April 5, 2023
The GCRTA Rail Car Replacement Project Team made the recommendation based on the car style’s ability to bring new service alignments to the authority.
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GCRTA donated two buses to workforce development partner Cuyahoga Community College for drivers-in-training to obtain their CDL and with training for mechanics.

GCRTA donates two buses to help CDL trainees gain real-world experience

Oct. 7, 2022
The donation is one element to the partnership between GCRTA and Cuyahoga Community College, which aims to promote workforce readiness.

Articles & News

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FTA officials joined GCRTA at an event to mark the awarding of a $130 million grant that will allow the authority to purchase up to rail cars.

FTA awards more than $700 million to six agencies for rail car replacement

The first-time grants were awarded through FTA’s Rail Vehicle Replacement Program, which targets replacement of aging rail cars responsible for service delays and increased maintenance...
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority/Siemens Mobility
A conceptual rendering of future GCRTA high floor light-rail vehicles from Siemens.

Greater Cleveland RTA approves selection of Siemens for rail car replacement project

April 19, 2023
The authority will initially purchase 24 Siemens S200 rail cars with options to order up to 60 rail cars.
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GCRTA’s five areas of concentration for a robust DBE program

Nov. 29, 2022
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s approach to promoting and supporting DBE firms has resulted in an increase in the number of qualified DBEs, as well as expanded ...
Casey C. Blaze, Rail Equipment Manager, GCRTA
40 Under 40

2022 40 Under 40: Casey C. Blaze

Aug. 23, 2022
Casey C. Blaze, Rail Equipment Manager, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA)
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ARM says its services are designed to improve wheel/rail interaction on 38 track miles on the Red Line and 10 track miles on the GCRTA light-rail lines.

GCRTA awards rail grinding project management services contract to ARM Corp.

Sept. 3, 2021
The services provided in the multi-year contract will improve wheel/rail interaction along GCRTA’s 48 miles of track.
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Left, an AC Transit vaccine shuttle, right, BART representatives speak with a rider about the vaccine.
Safety & Security

VaxTransit: 450+ Agencies in 41 States Provide Free Rides for Vaccines

March 29, 2021
Vaccine access helps transit agencies build a bridge to a brighter post-pandemic future.
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A Houston METRO bus reminds riders masks are required to ride. TSA announced fines could range between $250 and $1,500 for passengers not in compliance with the new federal rule.
Safety & Security

TSA will fine travelers between $250 and $1,500 for not wearing masks

Feb. 8, 2021
TSA left the door open to levy fines outside of this range depending on “aggravating or mitigating factors.”
KC Streetcar Authority
A rendering of the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension.

More than $220 million in USDOT BUILD grants awarded to transit and passenger rail projects

Sept. 17, 2020
USDOT awarded $1 billion in this round of BUILD grants to 70 projects, 13 of which will improve how people move on transit and rail systems in urban and rural America.
KC Streetcar Authority
The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension will benefit from a $14.2-million BUILD grant awarded to The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Port KC and Kansas City Streetcar Authority.

Transit project FY20 BUILD grant tally stands at $67.16 million

Sept. 11, 2020
Four transit projects have been awarded more than $67 million in FY20 BUILD grants by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Chris Weil, Electronic Repair Manager, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
40 Under 40

2020 40 Under 40: Chris Weil

Aug. 18, 2020
Chris Weil, Electronic Repair Manager, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA)

Videos & Resources

RTA's Joe Calabrese Speaks on the Importance of Infrastructure

RTA's Joe Calabrese Speaks on the Importance of Infrastructure

May 20, 2016
During National Infrastructure Week, RTA CEO and General Manager Joseph Calabrese offered comments on the importance of consistent investment in the physical structure of the ...
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Inspiring Senior Games Competitor and RTA Employee

Aug. 13, 2013
Vincent Walls, RTA bus operator and Senior Games competitor, shares his outlook on life.

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Safety & Security

GCRTA launches transit ambassador program

Sept. 7, 2022
Both transit ambassadors and crisis intervention specialists will work in collaboration with GCRTA’s Transit Police and have their own specific responsibilities.
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GCRTA awarded $11.5 million from two ODOT transit funding programs

Aug. 25, 2022
Funding will be used for the Rail Car Replacement program and the Bus Improvement program.

GCRTA names Janet Burney deputy general manager, legal affairs/general counsel

May 25, 2022
Burney was hired by GCRTA as deputy general counsel in June 2012 and brings more than 40 years of experience in private and public sector law.
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Greater Cleveland RTA introduces new HealthLine Fleet

Jan. 12, 2022
The new fleet offers riders a cleaner and safer ride.
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Greater Cleveland RTA’s Waterfront Line service suspended indefinitely

Sept. 9, 2021
In August, consultants performed an extensive inspection of the Water Line Bridge, leading them to recommend service not be resumed until critical infrastructure was improved....

Greater Cleveland RTA announces recruitment effort to hire drivers and mechanics

May 6, 2021
RTA regularly needs to hire part-time and full-time drivers (bus, paratransit and rail) to keep up with the ability to connect the community.
Safety & Security

GCRTA names new transit police chief

April 7, 2021
Deirdre Jones has been appointed to the position and will assume her new role May 3.

Greater Cleveland RTA celebrates grand re-opening of Red Line’s E. 79th Street Station

March 31, 2021
The station officially opened to customers on March 10.