Improved connections with crosstown routes and potential BRT lines.
Service every 15 minutes or better on major routes.
24-hour service on six major corridors.
Real-time signs, improved apps, more shelters, Wi-Fi and charging ports.
More than half of all Metro rides are trips to work. In addition, many employers in Hamilton County are adding jobs but don’t have enough workers to fill them; lack of transit access is a key factor in that labor shortage. Job centers will be directly accessible by bus to most of Hamilton County’s residents and workforce.
- 494,670 jobs within ¼-mile of bus service (570,116 jobs within ½-mile).
- 24-hour bus service will be available to 343,515 jobs within ½-mile.
- $850 million in more wages will be served by the enhanced transit network.
Hamilton County competes with other regions for talent and jobs. Employers are increasingly considering an area’s transit options when making site selections. When more of Hamilton County is accessible by frequent, quality bus service, we become more economically competitive as a region. Reinventing Metro will also incentivize companies to locate in Hamilton County where they know their employees will have access to quality bus service.
New routes will be created, alignment changes will be made, and new weekend service will be introduced. These improvements will allow users to reach more destinations, more frequently. New crosstown routes will decrease travel time by making travel more direct and eliminating the need to go downtown in order to take a different bus back out to your destination.
- 8 new routes will be added
- 8 existing routes will be extended or re-aligned to serve as many people as possible
- 4 new crosstown east-west service
- Express service to regional job hubs
Every dollar invested in public transit returns more to the community in terms of economic development, traffic reduction and commuter savings.
Twenty-six routes will have increased frequency of service. Six of our busiest routes will have service 24 hours a day. On weekends, service will be more frequent on nearly every route. The new frequent bus network will dramatically cut travel time by reducing wait times at bus stops.
- 14 routes to run every 15 minutes or less
- 16 routes to run every 15 – 20 minutes
- 11 routes to run every 20 – 30 minutes
- 5 routes to run every 30 – 60 minutes
Bus Rapid Transit brings faster-than-ever service to major corridors that would significantly reduce travel times, benefiting multiple areas across the region. BRT service benefits:
- Riders, through faster service
- Property owners, through positive improvements to infrastructure
- Businesses, through improved accessibility to their businesses.
Non-drivers such as people with disabilities, seniors looking to age in place and young people need good transit to fully participate in life pursuits. Reinventing Metro also will increase the travel area for people who use Metro's Access service. More area covered by bus service in Hamilton County would provide people who rely on Access far more destination options.
Enhanced amenities like Wi-Fi and charging ports on board make using public transportation more attractive and provide a way for commuters to work, read, study and use tablets and smartphones while commuting.