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.
The RTA shelter runs on solar energy gathered throughout the day
If you spot colorful, blinking boxes while driving down Mayfield Road, you aren't crazy. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) city officials unveiled the new solar-powered bus shelters Thursday night. They sit at the intersections of Mayfield and Coventry and Mayfield and Warrensville Center roads — the city's most frequented stops. The shelters are custom to Cleveland Heights and have many features. About four people can sit on the benches, and about 10 people could fit in the 8.5-by- 13.5-foot shelter. It is made of metal and tempered glass, and is close to the same size as the current RTA shelters. The Federal Transit Administration gave the RTA a grant to create these shelters, and Cleveland Heights received $100,000 …