After a temporary suspension of service due to COVID-19, Park-N-Ride service on all three routes (246, 251 and 263) will be restored on Monday, August 10. The original Park-N-Ride service frequency was approximately every 15 to 30 minutes. Service on these routes will be restored at a 30 minute frequency.
The announcement came at a meeting of the Operational Planning & Infrastructure Committee of the GCRTA Board of Trustees, where GCRTA staff presented additional service and schedule adjustments that will take effect August 9. Those service changes will increase frequency on se
“We know that our Park-N-Ride customers will welcome the news that this service will be back up and running. We believe the 30-minute frequency will be sufficient to accommodate commuters who will be returning to their Downtown work locations this fall,” said GCRTA’s Chief Operating Officer, Floun’say Caver, Ph.D.
The service change also calls for a modified B-Line Trolley route to operate every 15 minutes on an alignment that serves Public Square in both directions. The new alignment also serves E-Line stops in the Warehouse District.
“Our goal in August is to ensure that enough capacity is available for fall 2020 ridership,” said Caver.
GCRTA will monitor ridership throughout the fall and will make necessary modifications as circumstances change.
In addition, the rail construction that began on the Blue and Green Lines on June 28 will be complete by August 9 and rail service on those lines will be restored.
“System wide, bus and rail combined weekly vehicle hours of service will be increased to 93% of pre-COVID levels,” Caver said. “We will remain agile regarding service levels during this uncertain time,” he said.
Pick up a new timetable for the following routes: 1, 3, 5, HealthLine, 11, 14, 15, 16, 22, 25, 26, 45, 49, MetroHealth Lines (51 and 51A only), Blue/Green Lines, 75, 78, 79/79A, 246, 251 and 263. Additionally, the B Line Trolley will now have a separate timetable.