Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The RTA Blue, Green and Red line trains are not running between Tower City and East 79th Street; buses are transporting riders on closed lines
RTA has announced that a suspicious package -- identified as a duffel bag by NewsNet5 -- was found in the East 55th Street Rapid transit station before 9 a.m. Tuesday. That station, along with nearby RTA buildings, were evacuated this morning. The bomb squad were called to the station but have since said the building is safe. The I-490 entrance ramp from East 55th was also temporarily closed and the area of East 55th and Woodland was cordoned also, according to WKYC. When the bag was discovered, the RTA stopped all trains east of Tower City (Red Line, Blue and Green.) However, since then, the RTA has restarted all train lines.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Changes will begin Tuesday evening and last through the weekend.
The RTA Rail Service will be making some changes this week to work around the innerbelt construction. All east side RTA Rail service on the Red, Blue and Green lines will be replaced with buses between Tower City and all points east on the following dates and times: Regular rail service will resume on Monday, March 25. Replacement buses will still pick up on Public Square in front of the Horseshoe Casino and at all stops. Red Line service between Tower City and Brookpark will operate as usual and the Waterfront line will operate on Saturday and Sunday. Airport station remains closed and is served by buses from Brookpark. RTA is asking riders to allow riders extra time during their commute. Check www.riderta.com for timetables, schedules …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Cleveland City Council moves to secure $2 million for cameras on the region's RTA buses and tighten behavior restrictions on buses.
The Cleveland City Council will introduce a bill Monday intended to protect Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority bus drivers in light of a viral video of a bus driver uppercutting a passenger last year. NewsNet5 reports that Councilman Kevin Conwell will introduce the bill Monday prohibiting eating and drinking, listening to music without headphones and spitting on others, and making hitting a driver illegal. See all posts on this topic: RTA Uppercut Topic Page The RTA will ask its board of trustees for $2 million to install cameras on every bus, NewsNet5 adds. Read more about the safety initiatives here.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority launches Web page that helps voters find and get to their polls.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has launched a Web page to help voters get to the polls this Tuesday. The Get Out and Vote page asks for the user's address, and then directs them to their voting precinct. Need a ride? The Web page handles that, too - sending users to Google Transit, a site that gives a map and plans your route via public transportation. Click here to check it out and plan your route to the polls this Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Here's the latest about how the storm is impacting Cleveland Heights.
Updated 9:28 a.m. Thursday The Cleveland Heights Community Center is still closed due to a power outage. All Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library branches are open but computers are not available. Nearly 4,000 people still do not have power in Cleveland Heights, but that is down from earlier, higher reports of more than 8,800. Updated 12:19 a.m. Thursday, 9:25 p.m. Wednesday Nancy Levin, director of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, said Lee Road Library now has power, and they plan to be open Thursday, Nov. 1. Other businesses in the Cedar Lee Business District, including Phoenix Coffee, The Wine Spot, Shawn Paul Salon and The Cedar Lee Pub wrote on Facebook that they now have power and will be open …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Lane will remain closed until further notice
The north side of the Cedar Avenue station entrance and bus lane will close Nov. 5 until further notice, according to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Customers will use the station's large bus loop and the entrance to the Red Line on the south side of Cedar, as it will remain open. Red Line customers can use the south entrance. Westbound No. 7 and 32 riders and southbound No. 48 and 58 riders will use the bus loop. If crossing Cedar or Carnegie, customers should use the crosswalks at Ambleside Drive and MLK.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Take our poll and tell us more in the comments.
The Cleveland RTA announced today that they pressed charges against the woman accused of choking and spitting on a bus driver before he responded with a violent uppercut. See all posts on this topic: RTA Uppercut Topic Page Shidea Lane, 25, reportedly boarded an RTA #5 bus Sept. 18 without paying. A dispute began —which was recorded on a cell phone and later became a viral video — that ended with the notorious uppercut delivered by the angry bus driver. Many Patch commenters have jumped to the driver's defense, arguing that Lane's behavior was innapropriate. What do you think? Does Lane deserve to be criminally charged? Take our poll, and tell us why in the comments! MORE | RTA to File Charges in Beachwood Against Uppercut Recipient WATCH…
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Cleveland RTA released the names of the two people involved in the incident that became a viral video of a driver uppercutting a woman on a bus in Beachwood.
The Cleveland RTA has released the name of the bus driver who uppercut a woman on a bus in Beachwood in a video that became viral this week. Artis Hughes, a 22-year-veteran of the Cleveland RTA, has been identified as the bus driver in the video. He was suspended Oct. 11 after RTA personnel saw the video online. See all posts on this topic: RTA Uppercut Topic Page The woman in the video is Shidea N. Lane, 25, the RTA wrote. Hughes called Transit Police and filed a report that he had been assaulted, but Lane did not file a report. Neither party pressed charges against the other. READ | Cleveland RTA Uppercut Driver: Woman Choked Me, Spit on Me The RTA wrote that the company is conducting an internal investigation into the incident. …
Do you think the 22-year veteran should be punished further for the blow that was caught in a now-viral video?
A Cleveland RTA bus driver was filmed uppercutting a female passenger on a Beachwood bus and the video has gone viral. See all posts on this topic: RTA Uppercut Topic Page A spokesperson from the RTA wrote today that the company saw the video on Oct. 11 and immediately suspended the 22-year veteran driver pending an internal investigation. The woman did not press charges on the day of the incident. Do you think the driver deserves further punishment for this incident? Take our poll, and tell us why in the comments! WATCH | Cleveland RTA Bus Driver Hits Female Passenger: Video Taken in Beachwood WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. LOOK | Driver and Witness' Full Statements to Police READ | Twitterverse …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Consultants working with Cleveland Heights and University Circle highlighted the problems for bikers, walkers and bus travelers moving between the two now and what they'd like to do to improve transportation.
The City of Cleveland Heights and University Circle want to improve bus, pedestrian and bike travel between the two places and encourage people to get out of their cars. But before they come up with concrete plans, with the help of many other cities and organizations, they want to hear feedback and input from residents. About 40 people attended Tuesday night's meeting at the Cleveland Heights Community Center to hear more details about the two studies — one focused on making bike commuting better, the other on enhancing travel for bus riders and walkers. Consultants hired to study the current non-car commuting methods and make recommendations to refine getting to and from the circle and the city presented some preliminary ideas. For …