NEXT GEN is coming June 13, 2021
Greater frequency • Greater connectivity • for Greater Cleveland
Greater Frequency

NEXT GEN RTA will allow riders to enjoy shorter wait times throughout the week. When your bus comes more often, you don't need to wait as long. Many NEXT GEN RTA routes will also offer seven day a week service.

Greater Connectivity

NEXT GEN RTA riders will enjoy better connections between neighborhoods, more one-seat trips, and the addition of cross-town routes.

Background

In 2019, GCRTA facilitated a pillar study for improvement of the bus network with Jarett Walker + Associates. The current system design was evaluated for recommended improvements under various funding and budget scenarios in order to cost effectively address service frequency and coverage goals for all riders.

Online surveys as well as public engagement sessions were held to facilitate feedback on the different funding models and scenarios: one with the goal of maximizing frequency, and a second for maximizing coverage. Both plans were developed within the constraints of our current operating budget. After much feedback from the community, riders are interested in a balance of frequency and coverage, slightly favoring frequency.

To determine which NEXT GEN route(s) will provide service corresponding to a current route, please consult this cross-reference chart.

  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 1: St. Clair

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and E. 153rd St. Loop

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: All trips begin and end at E. 153rd St. Loop. For service on St. Clair, east of E. 153rd St. Loop, please see NEXT GEN route 31.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 2: East 79

    Service between the Maud Loop (East 79th Street and St. Clair Avenue) and Steelyard Commons.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 3: Superior

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service on Superior Ave. between Downtown Cleveland and Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route HealthLine

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service

    RTA’s HealthLine, a state-of-the art bus-rapid transit (BRT) system, offers rail-like convenience with the flexibility of a bus. It connects Public Square to the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland.

    Learn more about the history of this innovative transportation solution.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 7-7A: Monticello

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station and Richmond Park Dr. via S. Taylor Rd., Monticello Blvd. and Richmond Rd. 7A operates via Wilson Mills Rd. and SOM Center Rd. weekday daytime.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Service between Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station and Richmond Park Dr.

    NEW: Weekday daytime service between Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station and Mayfield and SOM Center Rd. via Wilson Mills Rd.

    NOTE: Service between Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Monticello Blvd. - N. Taylor Rd. via Coventry Rd., Euclid Heights Blvd., Cedar Rd., and Euclid Ave. is discontinued. Please see NEXT GEN route 9, NEXT GEN route 11 or CircleLink.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 8: Cedar - Buckeye

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and Shaker Square.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 9: Mayfield - Hough

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and Mayfield Rd. - SOM Center Rd.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Service extended downtown via E 105th St, Hough Ave, E 66th St., Lexington Ave, Payne Ave, and Superior Ave.

    NEW: Alignment in Severance Town Center.

     

     

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 10: East 105 - Lakeshore

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service Between Turney Ella Loop and Shoregate Town Center.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Service on St. Clair Ave. between E. 105th St. and E. 140th St., E. 140th St. between St. Clair Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd., and Lakeshore Blvd. between E. 140th St. and Shoregate Town Center.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 11: Quincy - Cedar

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and Montefiore.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: NEXT GEN route 8 will continue service between E. 105 St. - Quincy Ave. and Shaker Square via Woodhill Rd., Buckeye Rd., and S. Moreland Blvd. 

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 14-14A: Kinsman

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and Lander Circle and Country Lane.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Alignment now serves Cleveland State University.

    NEW: 14 service extended to Lander Circle via Chagrin Blvd.Richmond Rd., Harvard Rd and Orange Pl.. Eastbound trips serve Park East Dr.

    NEW: Branch (14A) via Warrensville Center Rd., Ellacott Parkway, Clarkwood Parkway, Granada Blvd., Emery Rd. and Country Lane.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 15: Union - Harvard

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Downtown and Tri-C Eastern Campus.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Alignment now serves Cleveland State University

    NEW: Alignment to Tri-C Eastern Campus direct via Harvard Rd

    NOTE: For service on Ellacot Parkway, Clarkwood Parkway, Granada Blvd., Emery Rd. or Country Lane, please see NEXT GEN route 14-14A.

     

     

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 16: East 55

    Buses travel on East 55th Street, from the Horizon Science Academy to Broadway Avenue. They continue through Slavic Village to Harvard Avenue and Jennings Road. The route ends at Steelyard Commons.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: NEXT GEN route 16 will offer weekday service only.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 18: West 98 - Garfield

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between West Blvd.-Cudell Rapid Station and Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights via the Steelyard Commons.

     

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 19-19A-19B: Broadway

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Downtown and Tri-C Eastern Campus and Southgate Transit Center.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: 19 re-aligned to serve Richmond Rd. and Tri - C Eastern Campus

    NEW: 19A on Turney Rd. will serve downtown 7 days a week 

    NOTE: Service east of Richmond Rd. and Miles Rd., to Fargo Ave. (19B), will have limited trips during the weekday rush hour only.

     

     

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 22: Lorain

    Features:

    • Ohio City Connector
    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the Westgate Transit Center via Lorain and West 210th.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: 24 hour service extended between West Park Station aand Westgate Transit Center via Lorain Rd. and W 210th St.

    NOTE: 22 late night trips will no longer serve Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. For service to Hopkins, please see the Red Line.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 25: Madison - Clark

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Increased Weekend Frequency
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the Westgate Transit Center via Tremont, Clark Avenue and Madison Avenue.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Service in Tremont on Quigley Rd., W. 7th St., Jefferson Ave., Starkweather Ave., Professor Ave., Fairfield Ave., W 11th St., and Abbey Ave.

    NOTE: For service west of Westgate Transit Center, please see NEXT GEN route 26 - 26A.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 26-26A: Detroit

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the Crocker Park. West of Westgate Transit Center, 26 will serve Center Ridge Rd. and 26A will serve Detroit Rd.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: 26 will serve Crocker Park via Center Ridge Rd. and Health Campus Dr.

    NEW: 26A will serve Crocker Park via Wagar Rd and Detroit Rd., west of the Westgate Transit Center

    NEW: 26A will serve Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus on weekdays

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 28-28A: Euclid

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station and E. 276th St. - Tungsten Rd. and Shore Center Dr. - Babbitt Rd

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: 28A will operate 7 days a week 

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 31: St. Clair - Babbitt

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station and E. 222nd St. - Shore Center Dr. Limited trips travel through the Euclid Amazon Fullfillment Center.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 34: East 200 - Green

    Features:

    • New Destinations

    Service between Shore Center Dr. - Babbitt and Tri - C Eastern Campus.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Service extended to Tri - C Eastern Campus via Richmond Rd.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 37: Hayden - East 185

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station and E. 222nd St.- Shore Center Dr.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 39: Lakeshore

    Service between Shoregate Town Center and Downtown Cleveland.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Trips serve Villaview Rd,, Grovewood Ave., E. 156th St. and Lakeshore before using I-90 at Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 40: Lakeview - Lee

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service between Taft Ave. - Eddy Rd. and Southgate Transit Center.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: Service on Rockside Rd. between Warrensville Center Rd. and Northfield Rd. is discontinued. For service on Northfield Rd. and Southgate Park Blvd., please see NEXT GEN routes 41 or 90.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 41-41F: Warrensville

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Stokes-Windermere Rapid Station and Glenwillow.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 45: Ridge - Fulton

    Features:

    • Ohio City Connector
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the Tri-C Western Campus, via the Parma Transit Center.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: 45 will no longer travel on Ridge Rd. north of Memphis Ave., for service on this stretch of Ridge Rd. please see NEXT GEN route 71.

    NOTE: 45 will no longer travel on Clark Ave., please see NEXT GEN route 25.

    NOTE: 45 will no longer travel on W. 25th St. south of Lorain Ave., please see NEXT GEN route 51 - 51A.

    NOTE: On weekends and evenings, 45 will no longer travel south of Parma Transit Center, please see NEXT GEN route 83.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 48: East 131

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Cleveland Clinic Main Campus (E. 93rd St. and Euclid Ave.) and Marymount Hospital.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: For service on Caine Ave., E. 143rd St., Ohio Ave., E. 153rd St., Seville Rd., Tarkington Ave., and S. Miles Rd., please see NEXT GEN route 50.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 50: East 116

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between Cleveland Clinic Main Campus (E. 93rd St. and Euclid Ave.) and E. 177th St. - S. Miles Rd.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 51-51A: MetroHealth Line

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service from Downtown Cleveland, via the Detroit-Superior Bridge, the West 25 Corridor, and:

    51: Parma Transit Center via Pearl Road and Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus.

    51A: Parma Transit Center via State Road.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: 51 will no longer serve Pearl Rd. south of W. 130th St. or York Rd. on weekends. For service on that part of Pearl Rd., please see NEXT GEN route 71.

    NOTE: On weekends, the 51 will turn on York Rd. (bypassing Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus) to the Parma Transit Center.

    NOTE: All trips (service between Downtown and the W. 33rd Loop) will travel via State Rd.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 53-53A: MetroHealth Line - Broadview

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the MetroHealth Brecksville Health and Surgery Center or the North Royalton Loop via Broadview Road and I-71.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NOTE: 53 - 53A will no longer serve the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center, for direct service to Cleveland State University please see the HealthLine.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 54: Brookpark - Rockside

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between the Brookpark Station and Garfield Commons via Brookpark Rd, Broadview Rd, and Rockside Rd.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 55-55B-55C: Cleveland State Line

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the North Olmsted county line.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Direct bus service to Edgewater Park (W. 73rd St.) on weekends.

    NEW: 55B will serve Cahoon Park in Bay Village and the Westlake Park-N-Ride

    NEW: 55C will serve Crocker Park in Westlake and Westlake Park-N-Ride via Detroit Rd.

    NOTE: 55 will no longer enter the Westgate Transit Center.

    NOTE: 55 will no longer travel on Edgewater Dr. or Lake Ave., for service on these streets please see NEXT GEN route 78.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route B-Line Trolley

    Service between the Warehouse District, Tower City - Public Square, and Central Business District offices on Superior Ave and Lakeside Ave.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route Red Line

    Service between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Downtown Cleveland, and the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route Blue Line

    Service between the Tower City Rapid Station and the Warrensville-Van Aken Rapid Station.

    Select trips operate beyond the Tower City Rapid Station to the South Harbor Rapid Station on the Waterfront Line.

    For additional service between the South Harbor, Tower City and Shaker Square Rapid Stations, consult the Green Line schedule.

     

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route Green Line

    Service between the Tower City Rapid Station and the Green Road Rapid Station.

     

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route Waterfront Line

    SERVICE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    The Waterfront Line, an extension of the Blue and Green Lines, travels from Tower City along the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. It ends at the South Harbor Station in the Municipal Parking lot.

    How the Waterfront Line was built.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 71: Pearl - Tiedeman

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and Drake Road & Howe Road via Pearl Road and Tiedeman Road. This route will also serve the Detroit Shoreway, Southland Shopping Center and South Park Mall.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: Service on W. 65 St. between Clark Ave. and Detroit Ave.

    NOTE: 71 will only enter the Strongsville Park-N-Ride on select trips during weekday rush hour

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 77: Brecksville

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and Miller Road & Katherine Boulevard via I-77 and Brecksville Road.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: The 77 will have direct service to Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus and Cleveland State University.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 78: West 117th - Puritas

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Winton Place in Lakewood and the Brookpark Rapid Station.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 83: Warren - West 130

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Increased Weekday Frequency
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Lakewood Park and Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus or Parma Transit Center.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 86: Rocky River Dr. - Bagley

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations
    • Expanded Span of Service

    Service between the West Park Rapid Station and Tri-C Western Campus.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: All trips operate via Sheldon Rd. & Eastland Rd. in Berea.

    NEW: Alignment in Berea via North Rocky River Dr and W Bagley Rd.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 90: Broadway - Libby

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the Summit County Line.

     

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    NEW: The 90 will have direct service to Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus and Cleveland State University.

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 94: East 260 - Richmond

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service

    Service between Lakeshore Blvd. & East 222nd St. and Tri-C Eastern Campus.

    NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    Service between Lakeshore Blvd. & East 222nd St. and Tri-C Eastern Campus.

    Note: For service west of Lakeshore Blvd. & East 222nd St., please see NEXT GEN routes 10, 37 and 39

    Note: For service on Highland Rd. and Richmond Park Dr., please see NEXT GEN route 7

     

     

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  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 251: Strongsville Park-N-Ride

    Service between the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center at Cleveland State University and Strongsville Park-N-Ride lot via I-71. Some trips continue south on Pearl Rd. serving Laurel Square in Brunswick.

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Interactive System Map

Compare and contrast NEXT GEN RTA to the Current RTA Routes by route or frequency

How to use the NEXT GEN interactive map

Resources

NEXT GEN timetable reference chart

NEXT GEN route info book

The Basics

  • What is NEXT GEN RTA?

    • NEXT GEN RTA will increase the convenience of using transit by enhancing bus frequency and connectivity.  Passengers will have reduced wait times and more “one-seat” rides which will improve access to schools, jobs, and other key destinations.  NEXT GEN RTA will provide passengers with greater frequency, greater connectivity for a greater Cleveland.

  • When will the changes for NEXT GEN begin?

    • ​June 13, 2021

  • Why did RTA decide to change the way the bus system runs?

    • ​The redesign is a result of the 2019 Pillar Study that looked at the improvements RTA could make to the bus network. During the study, several online and public engagement sessions were conducted. The resulting network comes from the feedback from the community which indicated that there was a desire to improve frequency but to continue serving all neighborhoods/communities RTA does today.

  • Are these changes temporary?

    • ​No. This is a complete bus system redesign that will provide greater frequency and connectivity throughout the RTA network. RTA staff will monitor this new service and make adjustments as necessary.

Plan Implementation

  • Why are some bus routes being discontinued?

    • ​NEXT GEN RTA routes have been re-aligned to improve frequency and connectivity. As a result, service on some streets will be discontinued. However, every neighborhood that is currently served today will still be served under NEXT GEN. Some route numbers will also be changing.

  • Will my route be discontinued?

    • Some routes, names, and segments of streets will be discontinued. We made every effort to ensure that areas currently serviced will continue to be serviced by a new NEXT GEN RTA route.

  • Will all new bus routes run more frequently?

    • ​Many NEXT GEN routes will have frequencies of 15 minutes during weekday, daytime hours. Frequency on weekends will be improved for multiple routes. Increased frequency will enable riders to have better connectivity and reduced travel times. Look at the individual route pages for details.

  • Will I be able to make my connections on time?

    • ​With improved frequency, you may not have to wait as long for your connection. Additionally, with routes being merged, your need to transfer may be eliminated.

  • Do these new routes cover more of the county than the current routes?

    • ​The NEXT GEN network provides access to a few new places, but mainly continues to serve the neighborhoods that are in the current network, but with improved frequency.

  • What's changed since the original proposal?

    • ​2: Restored weekday service
      3: Reduced overnight service to hourly, same level as all other overnight bus routes
      7: Added midday service to 7A
      8: Restored seven day service on Prospect Ave and Cedar Ave
      8: Extended service to Shaker Square, via Buckeye Rd
      16: Restored weekday service
      19-19A-19B: Added weekday rush hour to 19B service to Fargo Ave
      25: Added weekday service to Lakeview Terrace, via West 25th St
      26-26A: Added evening and weekend service to 26A
      31: Increased evening and weekend frequencies
      37: Maintaining current weekend frequencies
      50: Extended service to the Cleveland Clinic
      Red Line: Shifted westbound trips 2 minutes earlier
      Blue & Green Lines: Shifted trips to improve connection at East 55th Station
      B-Line:  Maintaining modified route alignment
      71: Extended 30min rush hour service to Strongsville
      94: Will not extend weekend service to Tri-C Eastern Campus

  • How can I obtain new routing information to get me where I need to go?

    • ​Information can be found at riderta.com/nextgen, you can call the RTAnswerline at 216-621-9500, or ask our Customer Service staff at Tower City Center.

      Trip planning via Google Transit or RTA's Trip Planner will be available beginning in mid-May.

  • Can you explain these new routes? They are confusing.

    • ​RTA recognizes this is a lot of new information to take in. Our Telephone Information team is happy to help answer your questions. Please call 216-621-9500, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., if you need more detailed information on a specific route.

Specific Services

  • Will all the Park-N-Rides still be a part of the NEXT GEN routes?

    • ​The Strongsville Park-N-Ride (251) will remain in service; however, the North Olmsted and Westlake Park-N-Rides will be served differently. The Westlake Park-N-Ride will be served by branches of the Cleveland State Line (55B and 55C). The North Olmsted Park-N-Ride will be served by the extension of the Cleveland State Line (55).

  • Why is RTA replacing the Park-N-Ride service with inter-city routes?

    • ​We are making this change to increase service efficiency, which enables RTA to improve service to Cuyahoga County residents as a whole.

  • Will NEXT GEN bring back any of the other trolleys?

    • ​The B-Line Trolley will remain in service running the modified route that started in August 2020. The NineTwelve Trolley, E-Line and C-Line Trolleys are not included in NEXT GEN.

Preparations for the Future

  • Why are informational bus stop signs being covered up with blue tape?

    • ​To prepare the bus stop signs for the redesign changeover, our Sign Shop has been busy at work printing and placing new bus stop signs. So we don't confuse customers with this new information that won't be accurate until June, the signs will look just a little different and will have dark colored tape over route information. Take a look at the blog post on bus stop signs for more details.

Existing Line

How frequent is this route?

Weekday AM Rush (5AM - 9AM) Weekday Midday (9AM - 3PM) Weekday PM Rush(3PM - 6PM) Weekday Evening (6PM - 12AM) Saturday Midday (5AM - 6PM) Saturday Evening (6PM - 12AM) Sunday Midday (5AM - 6PM) Sunday Evening (6PM - 12AM) Overnight (12AM - 5AM)
10 min
15 min or better
20 min
30 min
40 - 45 min
60 min
90 min
* Frequencies are approximate. For details, please check the schedule.
* Columns containing multiple checkmarks indicate the route consist of multiple segments running at different frequencies during that time period. This can be viewed on the interactive system map.