Buses replace light-rail trains in Cleveland and Shaker Heights
CLEVELAND -- Crews of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) are busy this weekend repairing a grade crossing at South Park Blvd., continuing track work, and repairing railroad bridges over East 81st and East 83rd streets.
Because of that work, buses will replace light-rail trains on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 1-2.
67R buses will pick up at all stations on the Blue and Green Lines at the specially marked 67R bus stop signs. The stop at Tower City is on Public Square in front of the Horseshoe Casino.
Waterfront Line service will operate a regular schedule during this time.
Regular Blue and Green Line service will resume with the start of service Monday.
Buses will also replace Blue Line and Green Line trains on Aug. 8-9, 22-23, 29-30.
Aug. 1-2: Three festivals kick off month
The last month of summer vacation begins with three great weekend festivals. Ride RTA to each event.
Puerto Rican Parade and Festival
The name has been changed to the Latino Arts & Culture Festival of Greater Cleveland, but the fun is the same. More than 25,000 persons are expected to attend this free event, with plenty of family-oriented activities.
The festival runs from noon-midnight on Saturday, Aug. 1, and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Municipal Parking Lot, 1500 South Marginal Road, near RTA’s South Harbor Station on the Waterfront Line.
Waterfront Line service will be extended Saturday to include all festival hours.
Sunday’s events include a 1:30 p.m. parade.
Warehouse District Street Festival
Part of West Sixth Street will close from noon-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2. Enjoy live music, food from local restaurants, open houses and children’s events. The festival is a short walk from the Tower City Rapid Station. C-Line Trolleys will also operate that day.
Cleveland World Festival
This multi-cultural event runs from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, in the Cultural Gardens along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., between St. Clair and Superior avenues. To reach the event on RTA, ride the 1 route on St. Clair Avenue, or the 3 route on Superior Avenue. More than 20,000 persons are expected to celebrate Cleveland’s 120 ethnic groups. The free event features international singing and dancing on 3 stages, plus ethnic food and children’s activities.