Congratulations to RTA Transit Police officer, Zach McLeish for being awarded the 2019 Lorain County Big Brother of the Year! Since being matched to Little Brother, Hunter in November 2011, they get together twice per week enjoying activities such as going to the park, going to the movies, and even bonding over their love of Fantasy Football. Luckily, they only live a block away from each other.
Cold Weather- Keepin’ service alive!
The best way to spend a polar vortex day is snuggled up under the covers in your warm house. But not everyone has the luxury of having their business close for the day, working from home, or calling in for a personal day. The mechanics, hostlers, operators, and other district staff still report to work, no matter the weather, in order to keep RTA operations up and running.
So who are these stellar employees?
RTA Safety Director, Richard Czeck has compiled a list of transit safety tips to help you navigate RTA during the upcoming snowy and severe cold weather:
Here at RTA, we value our riders! That is why we are teaming up with NOACA’s GOhio Commute to reward YOU for taking the bus or train instead of driving for the entire month of February! The challenge is open to riders in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties. After signing up for the Northeast Ohio Loves Transit Challenge, you are eligible to ride twice a day, 7 days a week while tracking your distance, money saved, CO2 savings, and even calories burned.
The trains don’t put themselves back together when something falls off the rails. Behind the scenes, it takes a small army of mechanics at the Rail Shop split between 3 shifts, working day and night to ensure you are transported to your destination safely. Rail Equipment Manager, Casey Blaze and his team work hard on maintaining RTA standards for you to have a safe, reliable, clean and courteous experience. On average, RTA serves around 7 million riders per year on the rail system.
by Julia Rivera
Catherine Eaton's journey from bus operator to district director
Today, we celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Here at RTA, we have the second largest law enforcement unit in Cuyahoga County! RTA Transit Police work 24/7 to ensure the safety of our community. The Transit Police Department was formed to protect and serve the nearly 50 million passengers who ride RTA each year. Transit Police respond to and investigate all crimes directly related to RTA or occurring on RTA property, including the buses, trains, facilities and right-of-ways.
“New Year, New Me” is a phrase heavily used around this time of the year. But what does that really mean? For some it may be to start eating healthier, going to the gym, or even spending more time with their loved ones. There are obvious benefits to all of these New Year’s Resolutions, but what about taking advantage of RTA’s public transportation?
There is always something happening in Cleveland, especially during the holiday season! There are opportunities for holiday fun everywhere, especially by participating in one of the many runs throughout the city or simply strolling through downtown to check out the holiday decorations. Some of the best displays are on Public Square, including the iconic Christmas Story holiday display in the JACK Casino windows.