Apr 5, 2019

WHO: 

Flounsay Caver, Ph.D., RTA Interim CEO and General Manager
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials
Friends and family of the late Wm. Harry Alexander

WHAT: 

RTA invites members of the community and media to the Opportunity Corridor to see the unveiling of the new entrance at E. 105 – Quincy Street Red Line Station, as well as view the plaque installation at the site.

 

WHEN: 

10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019

WHERE: 

E. 105-Quincy Red Line Station
2319 E. 105th St., Cleveland, OH 44104

WHY: 

The Ohio Department of Transportation provided $3.2 million to RTA to build a second station entrance, extend the rail platform to serve two- and three-car trains and enhance ADA accessibility, all part of ODOT’s Opportunity Corridor investment nearby. Additionally, a plaque is being installed at the station to honor former RTA Board of Trustees member and president, the late Wm. Harry Alexander.

Wm. Harry Alexander served on the RTA Board of Trustees from 1975-1987 and as board president from 1979-1984. Born on Nov 10, 1916, Alexander was a Washington D.C. native who came to Cleveland in 1935 to work in the circulation department of the Call and Post. He is said to have delivered papers to distributors by streetcar. By 1979, he became the business manager of Ohio’s leading minority newspaper. Under Alexander's presidency from 1981-1988, the Call and Post expanded to Dayton, Youngstown, Warren and Akron. The 12-year RTA Board member, Mr. Alexander was an appointee of the City of Cleveland and one of the original members of the board when RTA was formed in 1975. Mr. Alexander passed away in 1988.

Media Contact:

Linda Scardilli Krecic
216-356-3104 (office)
216-390-9605 (cell)

Plan a Trip

(e.g. Hopkins Airport)
(e.g. Rivergate Park)

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