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Transit is Cleveland's ticket to liberty, Jarrett Walker tells church crowd

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/02/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation

Respected transit consultant and author of the book “Human Transit” Jarrett Walker opened his keynote address of the Mobility Matters series held at downtown Cleveland’s Old Stone Church with the now famous image (seen below). The City of Münster, Germany set up the shot to make a point about the efficiencies of space. “It’s one of the irrefutable arguments for transit,”...

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Greater Cleveland RTA hears from angry customers about fare hike, service cuts

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/01/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Board / Committee of the Whole revisited the discussion it tabled in January about how it will close the $7 million gap it approved in its 2016 budget.

<br />RTA is proposing to cut service on the Green Line train, the Waterfront Line and four percent of its bus lines because of a $7 million budget shortfall.

Greater Cleveland transit needs - what the state found and ignored

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/29/16 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transit

If you’ve been following the news on RTA’s budget crisis, and its deliberations this Tuesday by its Board Finance Committee to raise fares 11% then you’re probably wondering what could forestall the increase (and related 3% cut of bus routes).

Go long<br />The longer, articulated HealthLine buses improved the efficiency and lowered the operating costs for Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, GM Joe Calabrese said.

Greater Cleveland RTA finances: A look inside the numbers

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/26/16 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

As the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Board prepares to take up its deliberations on a fare increase of 25 cents per ride and $1.25 for its Paratransit customers on Tuesday, March 1 (9 a.m. at its offices on West 6th Street) we take a look at the agency’s financial audit over the past decade.

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Greater Cleveland RTA head Joe Calabrese warns Ohio to wake up or miss out

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/24/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

When Joe Calabrese left Central New York RTA to take the helm at Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 16 years ago, 1.392 million people lived in Cuyahoga County, where they provide 1 cent on every purchase to support RTA operations. The sales tax contribution covers more than 70% of RTA’s operating budget, but has been sliding since 11 separate transit...

<br />Greater Cleveland RTA serves a top 20 transit market, according to CEO Joe Calabrese, who has resided over the largest cut from state and local support in agency history.

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