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. 

For more information on the Jarett Walker study, to see the proposed funding models and other information on the System Redesign Study from 2019, please click here.

Timeline

  • August 11, 2020: Presentation to the Board of Trustees
  • October 14 - November 30, 2020: Public Involvement Period
  • December 15, 2020: tentative Present Final System Plan to BOT
  • December through early March 2021: Finalization of System Redesign content 
  • March 15 - June 12, 2021:  Outreach & Education Program
  • June 13, 2021:  Go Live

Past Public Events

Nov
10
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Tuesday, 11:30 AM

Learn more about Next Gen RTA, specifically the Southwest Zone, on Facebook Live. Presentation can be viewed at www.facebook.com/rideRTA.

Next Gen RTA Presentation, Southwest Zone
Nov
08
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Sunday, 4:00 PM

Learn more about Next Gen RTA, specifically the Southeast Zone, on Facebook Live. Presentation can be viewed at www.facebook.com/rideRTA.

Next Gen RTA Presentation, Southeast Zone
Nov
05
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Thursday, 11:30 AM

Learn more about Next Gen RTA, specifically the Downtown Zone, on Facebook Live. Presentation can be viewed at www.facebook.com/rideRTA.

Next Gen RTA Presentation, Downtown Zone
Nov
05
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Thursday, 10:30 AM

NEXT GEN RTA presentation given to Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

Oct
29
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Thursday, 5:00 PM

Learn more about Next Gen RTA, specifically the Northwest Zone, on Facebook Live. Presentation can be viewed at www.facebook.com/rideRTA.

Next Gen RTA Presentation, Northwest Zone
Oct
28
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Wednesday, 10:30 AM

NEXT GEN RTA presentation given to Cleveland Heights Transportation Advisory Committee.

Oct
27
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Tuesday, 10:30 AM

NEXT GEN RTA presentation given to City of Brooklyn's Mayor Gallagher.

Oct
26
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Monday, 11:30 AM

Learn more about Next Gen RTA, specifically the Northeast Zone, on Facebook Live. Presentation can be viewed at www.facebook.com/rideRTA. 

Next Gen RTA Presentation, Northeast Zone
Oct
21
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Wednesday, 3:30 PM

NEXT GEN RTA presentation given to City of Cleveland's Ward 15.

Oct
08
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Thursday, 2:00 PM

NEXT GEN RTA presentation to the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Next Gen RTA Presentation, CCBODD
Oct
08
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Thursday, 10:00 AM

NEXT GEN RTA presentation given to the Community Advisory Committee.

Next Gen RTA Presentation, CAC
Sep
30
Next Gen RTA Community Engagement Session
Wednesday, 10:00 AM

https://www.youtube.com/user/ClevelandCityCouncil

How to use this page

This page is designed to compare and contrast the current RTA bus routes and the NEXT GEN RTA proposed routes.

Each tab, located below, will offer a comprehensive selection of Current RTA Routes or NEXT GEN RTA Routes.

First, select the tab of either NEXT GEN RTA or Current RTA routes. Lists of all route numbers for the selection will populate below. When you click on a route number, you will find a route map, frequency table and service information. This can also be printed in an easy to read fact sheet for each route.

  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 1: St. Clair

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service on St. Clair Ave between Downtown and E 153rd St Loop.

    NOTE: All 1 trips begin and end at E 153rd St Loop. For service on St. Clair, east of E 153rd St Loop, please see route 31.

    Route Fact Sheet #1 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 3: Superior

    Features:

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

    Service on Superior Ave between Downtown Cleveland and Windermere Rapid Station

    Route Fact Sheet #3 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 7 - 7A: Monticello

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Windermere Rapid Station and Richmond Park Dr on S Taylor Rd, Monticello Blvd and Richmond Rd. Rush hour service every other trip operates on Wilson Mills Rd to SOM Center Rd.

    New: Service to Windermere Rapid Station 

    Note: Service between Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Monticell Blvd - N Taylor Rd on Conventry Rd, Euclid Heights Blvd, Cedar Rd, and Euclid Ave discontinued. Please see routes 9 , 11 or CircleLink.

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • 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

    NEW: Alignment in Severance Town Center

    NOTE: Service on Ford Dr and East Blvd discontinued, for service no these streets and other parts of University Circle please see CircleLink

    Route Fact Sheet #9 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • 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

    Route Fact Sheet #11 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 14 - 14A: Kinsman

    Features:

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

    Service between Downtown and Lander Circle and Country Lane

    Route Fact Sheet #14-14A and #15 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 15: Union - Harvard

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Downtown and Tri-C Eastern Campus

    Route Fact Sheet #14-14A and #15 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 18: West 98 - Harvard

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between West Blvd-Cudell Rapid Station and Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights. 

    NEW: Alignment covering Warner Road and Garfield Blvd

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 19 - 19A: New 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.

     

    Route Fact Sheet #19-19A Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

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

    Route Fact Sheet #22 and #26-26A Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    NEW: Alignment in Tremont

    NOTE: For service east of Westgate Transit Center, please see 26 - 26A Detroit.

    Route Fact Sheet #25 and #53-53A Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • 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 Westgate Transit Center via Detroit Avenue and Center Ridge Road.

    NEW: 26 will continue Center Ridge to Crocker Park

    NEW: 26A will use Detroit Road, west of the Westgate Transit Center, to Crocker Park

    NEW: 26A will serve Cuyahoga Community College Westshore campus

    Route Fact Sheet #22 and #26-26A Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 28 - 28A: Euclid

    Features:

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

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

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 31: Hayden - St Clair

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

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

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 34: East 200 - Green

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

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 37: Hayden - E 185

    Features:

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

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

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 39: Lakeshore

    Service between Shoregate town Center and Downtown Cleveland

    Route Fact Sheet #39 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 40: Lakeview - Lee

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • Increased Weekday Frequency

    Service between Taft Ave - Eddy Rd and Southgate Transit Center

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 41: Warrensville

    Features:

    • 24-7 Service
    • Increased Weekend Frequency

    Service between Stoke Windermere Rapid Station and Glenwillow

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    NOTE: 45 will no longer travel on Ridge Road north of Memphis Avenue, for service on this strech of Ridge Road please see 71 Pearl - Teideman

    NOTE: 45 will no longer travel on Clark Avenue please see 25 Madison - Clark

    NOTE: 45 will no longer travel on West 25th Street south of Lorain Avenue, please see 51 - 51A MetroHealth

    Route Fact Sheet #45 and #51-51A Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 48: East 131

    Features:

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

    Service between Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Marymount Hospital

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 50: East 116

    Features:

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

    Service Between Cedar Univiersity Rapid Station and E 177 St - S Miles Rd

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    NOTE: 51 will no longer serve Pearl Road south of West 130th Street or York Road on weekends. For service on that part of Pearl Rd, please see 71 Pearl - Tiedeman.

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

    51A: Parma Transit Center via State Road.

    NOTE: All trips (service between downtown and the West 33rd Loop) will travel via State Road.

     

    Route Fact Sheet #45 and #51-51A Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 53 - 53A: Broadview

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

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

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

    Route Fact Sheet #25 and #53-53A Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 54: Brookpark - Rockside

    Features:

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

    Service between Brookpark Station and Garfield Commons via Brookpark Road and Rockside Road.

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    NEW: Direct bus service to Edgewater Park(West 73th Street) on weekends

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

    NEW: 55C will serve Crocker Park in Westlake and Westlake Park & Ride via Detroit Road

    NOTE: 55 will no longer enter the Westgate Transit Center

    NOTE: 55 will no longer travel on Edgwater Drive or Lake Avenue, for service on these street please see 78 West 117 - Puritas

    Route Fact Sheet #55-55B-55C Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route Red Line

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

    View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

     

    View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route Waterfront Line

    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.

    View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route Green Line

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

     

    View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

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

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

    NOTE: 71 will not travel on Lucerne Drive or Sprague Road

    Route Fact Sheet #71 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    NEW: This route will serve the new Sherwin Williams R&D facility

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

    Route Fact Sheet #90 and #77 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 83: Warren - West 130

    Features:

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

    Service between the Lakewood Park and Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus.

    Route Fact Sheets View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

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

    NOTE: 86 will no longer travel on Munn Road or Warner Road.

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 90: Broadway - Libby

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service
    • New Destinations

    Service between Downtown Cleveland and the Summit County Line.

    NEW: All 90 trips will travel pass Cuyahoga Community College Metro campus and Cleveland State University.

    Route Fact Sheet #90 and #77 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • NEXT GEN RTA Route 94: East 260 - Richmond

    Features:

    • Seven Day Service

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

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • 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.

    Route Fact Sheet #251 Downtown Map View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 1: St. Clair

    Buses travel between Public Square and the Euclid Amazon Fulfillment Center via St. Clair Avenue.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Replace service on St. Clair Ave, east of E 153rd St Loop, with NEXT GEN Route #31
    • Service on St. Clair Ave, west of E 153rd Loop, continues to operate
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 2: East 79

    Buses travel along East 79th St. from St. Clair Ave., offering connections to and from the HealthLine and all Rapid lines.

    They continue through the Slavic Village neighborhood, proceeding along Harvard Ave. through Newburgh Heights and ending at Steelyard Commons.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue Route #2
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed on St. Clair Ave (#1), Superior Ave (#3), Hough Ave (#9), Quincy Ave (#11), Kinsman Rd (#14/14A), Union Ave (#15), Broadway Ave (#19/19A)
    • Replace service between E 49th St - Harvard Ave and Steelyard Commons with NEXT GEN Route #18
    • Service on Harvard Denison Bridge rather than Harvard Rd - Jennings Rd
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 3: Superior

    Buses travel from Tower City along Superior Avenue in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Buses turn east on Euclid Avenue. The route ends at the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Improved frequency
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 5: Chagrin

    Buses travel from the Warrensville - Van Aken Rapid Station along Chagrin Boulevard to Lander Circle in Pepper Pike.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • #5 no longer used as a route number
    • Replace service between Warrensville-Van Aken Rapid Station and Lander Circle with NEXT GEN Route #14/14A.
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route HealthLine

    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.

    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 7: Monticello - Euclid Hts.

    Buses travel from the Cleveland Clinic to the Cedar-University Rapid Station in Cleveland, through the Euclid Heights/Coventry area in Cleveland Heights. 

    Continuing to Mayfield/Monticello, the route ends at the Richmond Town Square in Richmond Heights.

    Some buses continue further east on Willson Mills Road to SOM Center Road and Mayfield Road in Mayfield Heights.

     

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #7
    • Discontinue #7 service west of N Taylor Rd
    • Continue service on Monticello east of N Taylor Rd
    • Continue rush hour service on Wilson Mills Rd and SOM Center Rd
    • Add service on N Taylor Rd and Euclid Ave between Monticello Blvd and Stokes Windermere Rapid Station
    • Add service on Richmond Rd, Highland Rd, and Richmond Park Dr
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 8: Cedar - E. 116

    Buses travel on Prospect Avenue and Cedar Avenue between Tower City and the Cedar-University Rapid Station in Cleveland.

    Weekday, daytime trips travel along E 116 to and from E 131 and Miles Loop.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue Route #8
    • Improved midday NEXT GEN service is proposed on Quincy Ave (#11)
    • Frequent service on Euclid Ave (HealthLine) continues to operate
    • Replace service between Cedar-University Rapid Station and E 131st St - Caine Ave with NEXT GEN Route #50
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 9: Mayfield

    Buses travel on Mayfield Road through Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, Lyndhurst and Mayfield Heights, between the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and SOM Center Road.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Extend service to Downtown via E 105th St, Hough Ave, Lexington Ave, Payne Ave and Superior Ave
    • Euclid Ave west of E 105th St is served by HealthLine
    • Modified alignment at Service at Severance Town Center via S Taylor Rd
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 10: East 105

    Buses travel on East 105th Street, from Dupont Avenue to Woodhill Avenue. Overnight trips to Arcelor Mittal are routed via the Turney-Ella Loop.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #10
    • Discontinue service on E 105th St north of St. Clair
    • Discontinue overnight service on Harvard between Turney - Ella and Mittal Steel Loop
    • Continue service between Turney - Ella and E 105th St - St. Clair
    • Add service on St. Clair, E 140th St and Lakeshore Blvd to Shoregate Town Center
    • 24 Hour service between Turney - Ella and E 185th St - Lakeshore Blvd
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 11: Quincy - Buckeye

    From Public Square, buses travel east on Prospect Avenue, Community College Avenue, Quincy Avenue, Woodhill Avenue and Buckeye Road.

    The route ends at Shaker Square.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #11
    • Discontinue service east of E 105th St - Quincy Ave
    • Add service on E 105th St, Euclid Ave, Cedar - University Station, and Cedar Rd to Montefiore
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed on Woodhill Rd (#10) and E 116th St (#50)
    • New alignment downtown to serve Cleveland State University instead of Prospect Ave
    • Downtown terminal changed from E 3rd St and Rockwell Ave to W Prospect Ave at W 6th St
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 14: Kinsman

    From downtown Cleveland, buses travel to Community College Avenue, Woodland Avenue and Kinsman Road / Chagrin Boulevard.

    The route ends at the Warrensville - Van Aken Rapid Station in Shaker Heights.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Extend service east of Van Aken - Warrensville Rapid Station with NEXT GEN #14/14A
    • Extend main branch to Lander Circle via current #5 serving Chagrin, Richmond, Harvard, and Orange Place
    • Extend #14A branch to Country Ln via Warrensville Center Rd, Ellacott Pkwy, Clarkwood Pkwy, Granada Blvd and Emery Rd
    • New alignment downtown to serve Cleveland State University instead of Prospect Ave
    • Downtown terminal changed from E 6th St and Lakeside to W 6th St and W Prospect Ave
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 15: Union - Harvard

    From downtown Cleveland, buses travel on Community College Avenue to Broadway/Union.

    They continue across Harvard Avenue to Warrensville Heights.

    The route has two ending points, the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus or Country Lane off Emery Road in Warrensville Heights.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue trips via Walden
    • Redesign section east of Warrensville
    • Discontinue service on Green Rd between Clarkwood Pkwy and Harvard Rd
    • All trips operate on Harvard Rd between Warrensville Center Rd and Green Rd
    • Replace service on Ellacott Pkwy, Clarkwood Pkwy, and Emery Rd between Harvard Rd - Warrensville Center Rd and Country Lane with NEXT GEN Route 14/#14A
    • New alignment downtown to serve Cleveland State University instead of Prospect Ave
    • Downtown terminal changed from E 6th St and Lakeside to W 6th St and W Prospect
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current 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.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Route #16 discontinued
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed on St. Clair Ave (#1), Superior Ave (#3), Payne Ave (#9), Quincy Ave (#11), Woodland Ave (#14/14A), Broadway Ave (#19/19A)
    • Replace service between E 71st St - Fleet Ave and Steelyard Commons with NEXT GEN Route #18. There will be no evening service on NEXT GEN #18
    • Service on Harvard Denison Bridge rather than Harvard Rd - Jennings Rd
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 19: Broadway - Miles

    From downtown Cleveland, buses travel south on Broadway Avenue. They turn on to Miles Avenue through Cleveland, North Randall, and Bedford Heights. The route ends at Richmond Road and Fargo Avenue in Bedford Heights.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue service east of Miles Rd on Richmond Rd and Fargo Ave
    • Add service north of Miles Rd to Tri - C East via Richmond Rd
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 22: Lorain Ave.
    Buses travel from Downtown Cleveland to West 25th Street via the Detroit-Superior bridge. They turn south on West 25th Street through Ohio City, and west on Lorain Avenue. The route ends at the West Park Rapid Station in Cleveland. Some night trips go to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue overnight service to Cleveland Hopkins Airport via Rocky River Dr
    • Extend service west of West Park Rapid Station to Westgate Transit Center via Lorain and W 210th St
    • Add 24 hour service west of West Park Rapid Station to Westgate Transit Center
    • Downtown terminal changed from Payne Ave. and E. 13th St. to Rockwell Ave. and E. 3rd St
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 25: Madison - Detroit

    Buses travel along Madison Avenue, from the West Blvd - Cudell Rapid Station in Cleveland through Lakewood to Hilliard Boulevard. They turn on Center Ridge Road in Rocky River and end at the Westgate Transit Center in Fairview Park. Some trips continue along Wagar Road and Detroit Avenue to Crocker Park. 

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #25
    • Discontinue service on Berea Rd between Madison Ave and West Blvd - Cudell Rapid Station
    • Discontinue Service on Ranney - Clemens deviation
    • Discontinue service to the Westlake Park-N-Ride lot
    • Replace service between Westgate Transit Center and Crocker Park via Detroit Rd with NEXT GEN route #26/#26A.
    • Continue service between Westgate Transit Center and Madison Ave - Berea Rd
    • Extend service to Clark Ave, Steelyard Commons, Tremont Neighborhood and downtown
    Route Fact Sheet View this route on the interactive map
  • Current RTA Route 26: Detroit

    From Downtown Cleveland, the bus travels on Detroit Avenue through Cleveland's West Side and Lakewood. Then it turns on Wooster Road to Center Ridge Road and ends at the Westgate Transit Center in Fairview Park.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Extend service west of Westgate Transit Centers with NEXT GEN #26/26A
    • Extend NEXT GEN Route branch #26 between Westgate Transit Center and Crocker Park via Center Ridge Rd, Health Campus Drive, and Crocker Road
    • Extend NEXT GEN Route branch #26A between Westgate Transit Center and Tri-C Westshore via Wagar Rd, Detroit Rd, Crocker Rd, and Clemens Rd. Trips deviate to serve Crocker Park
    • Downtown terminal changed from Payne Ave and E 13th St to Rockwell Ave and E 3rd St
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  • Current RTA Route 28-28A: Euclid

    From the Louis Stokes Rapid Station at Windermere in East Cleveland, this bus travels along Euclid Avenue to East 276st Street and Tungsten Road.

    Some trips (28A) turn onto East 222nd Street and end at Lakeshore Boulevard.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • #28-28A route alignment will not be changing.
    • Add weekend service on #28A branch
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  • Current RTA Route 30: E. 140 - Lakeshore

    From the Louis Stokes Rapid Station at Windermere in East Cleveland, buses travel on Hayden Avenue to East 140th Street. They continue east on Lake Shore Boulevard to East 185th Street.

    Some trips continue on to Lake Shore Boulevard as far east as the Shoregate Shopping Center in Willowick, Lake County.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Replace service on Hayden Ave. with NEXT GEN #31 and #37 (no overnight service provided)
    • Replace service north of St. Clair Ave. with NEXT GEN #10 (operates 24 hours)
    • #30 no longer used as route number
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  • Current RTA Route 32: Cedar

    This bus travels from the Cleveland Clinic to the Cedar-University Rapid Station in Cleveland.

    Continuing along Cedar Road, the route serves points in Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, University Heights, South Euclid and Beachwood, ending at the Montefiore Home.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Replace service between E 105th - Euclid Ave and Montefiore home with NEXT GEN Route #11
    • Euclid Ave west of E 105th St is served by HealthLine
    • #32 no longer used as a route number
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  • Current RTA Route 34: East 200 - Green

    Buses travel from East 185th, along Lakeshore Blvd to East 200th Street(which later becomes Chardon Road). From there buses turn onto Euclid Avenue to Green Road. Continuing Green Road through South Euclid, University Heights and Shaker Heights. The route ends at the Green Road Rapid Station.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Extend route to Tri-C East via Richmond Rd
    • Discontinue route section on Lakeshore Blvd. between E. 185 and E. 200
    • Add route section on Lakeshore Blvd. between E. 200 and E. 222
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  • Current RTA Route 37: East 185 - Taylor

    Buses travel from Lakeshore Blvd in Cleveland across East 185th Street. They turn on to Villaview Road, and continue through the Grovewood/Waterloo Art District. Buses turn onto East 152nd Street and enter the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland. Then they travel south on Taylor Road to Severence Town Center.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #37
    • Discontinue service on E 152nd and Coit Ave between St. Clair Ave and Euclid Ave
    • Discontinue #37 service on N Taylor Rd between Monticello Blvd and Mayfield Rd
    • Service on N Taylor Rd between Euclid Ave and Monticello Blvd served with NEXT GEN Route #7
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  • Current RTA Route 38: Hough

    From Downtown Cleveland, buses travel on Payne Avenue and Hough Avenue to East Boulevard.

    They continue on East 123rd Street in East Cleveland.

    The route ends at East 129th Street and St. Clair Avenue.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Route #38 discontinued
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed on NEXT GEN Route #1 and NEXT GEN Route #40
    • Replace service between Downtown and E 105th St with NEXT GEN Route #9
    • Continue frequent service on Euclid Ave (HealthLine) between E 105th St and Lakeview Rd
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  • Current RTA Route 39F: Lakeshore Flyer

    Rush-hour service between Tower City in downtown Cleveland, via I-90, E 185 and Lakeshore Blvd, and Shoregate Shopping Center in Willowick, Lake County.

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  • Current RTA Route 39: Lakeshore

    Weekday, daytime service between downtown Cleveland and Shoregate Shopping Center via Lakeshore Boulevard in Bratenahl and Grovewood Ave in Collinwood.

    A limited number of AM inbound and PM outbound trips serve the Euclid Park-N-Ride.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #39
    • Discontinue all non-rush-hour service
    • Discontinue service on E 174th St
    • NEXT GEN #10 will serve Lakeshore Blvd between E 140th St and Shoregate Town Center
    • NEXT GEN #37 operates on Grovewood Ave, Villaview Rd and E 185th St
    • NEXT GEN #31 operates on Babbitt Rd 7 days a week
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  • Current RTA Route 40: Lakeview - Lee

    Service between the area of Taft Avenue and Eddy Road in Cleveland. Busses travel Lee Road in Cleveland Heights to Rockside Road and ends at the Southgate Transit Center in Maple Heights.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue service on Rockside between Warrensville Center Rd and Northfield Rd
    • New alignment between Southgate Transit Center and Rockside Rd via Warrensville Center Rd and Southgate Park Blvd
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  • Current RTA Route 41-41F: Warrensville

    This route travels from the Louis Stokes Rapid Station at Windermere in East Cleveland to Noble Road.

    Noble Road becomes Warrensville Center Road, and continues through Cleveland Heights, South Euclid, University Heights, Shaker Heights, Warrensville Heights, North Randall and Maple Heights.

    Buses serve the Southgate Transit Center in Maple Heights, then travel on Columbus Road through Bedford Heights to Aurora Road.

    The route continues through the Solon Commercial and Industrial Districts. Weekdays the route ends on Diamond Parkway and on weekends on Emerald Parkway(both in Glenwillow).

    The 41F follows the same path from Windermere to Warrensville Center Road & Harvard Road, than travels on I-271 and Rt. 422 to Diamond Parkway.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • #41-41F route alignment will not be changing.
    • Improved frequency on Sundays
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  • Current RTA Route 45: Ridge

    This bus travels on West 25th Street, Clark Avenue, West 73th Street to Ridge Road to the Parma Transit Center. Then continues to its end at the Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #45
    • Discontinue service on W Ridgewood Dr between Ridge Rd and Ames Rd
    • Continue service on Ridge Rd between Memphis Ave and Day Dr
    • Continue service between Parma Transit Center and Tri-C West
    • Add service on Fulton Rd and Lorain Ave (current #79/79A alignment)
    • Replace service on Clark Ave east of W 65th St with NEXT GEN Route #25
    • Replace service on Ridge Rd (north of Memphis Ave), W. 73rd St. and Clark Ave. (west of W. 65th St.) with NEXT GEN route #71.
    • Route will begin/end at Parma Transit Center and not serve Tri-C West on weekends
    • Downtown terminal changed from E 12th St and Rockwell Ave to Rockwell Ave and E 3rd St
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  • Current RTA Route 48-48A: University Circle - East 131

    This route travels from the Cleveland Clinc to the Cedar - University Rapid Station, across Fairhill/Kemper to Shaker Square.

    It continues to East 130th Street and East 131st Street through Cleveland and Garfield Heights. It ends at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights.

    The 48A route turns from East 131st Street to Caine Avenue on its way to East 177th Street and South Miles Road in Garfield Heights.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Replace #48A service between E 131st St - Miles Rd and E 177th St- S Miles Rd with NEXT GEN Route #50
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  • Current RTA Route 49: Lorain - Center Ridge

    This bus travels on Lorain Avenue from the West Park Rapid Station in Cleveland, through Cleveland and Fairview Park.

    It serves the Westgate Transit Center, and continues on Center Ridge Road through Fairview Park, Rocky River and Westlake.

    It serves St. John West Shore Hospital and continues to Crocker Road

    The route ends at Crocker Park in Westlake.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Replace service between West Park Rapid Station and Westgate Transit Center with NEXT GEN Route #22
    • Replace service between Westgate Transit Center and Crocker Park with NEXT GEN Route #26/26A.
    • #49 no longer used as a route number
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  • Current RTA Route 51-A-B-C: MetroHealth Line

    Serving Downtown Cleveland, via the Detroit-Superior Bridge and the W. 25 Corridor, and locations in:

    • Strongsville (51 MetroHealth Line - Pearl);
    • Parma and the Parma Transit Center (51A MetroHealth - State);
    • Broadview Heights and the MetroHealth Brecksville Health and Surgery Center (51B MetroHealth - Broadview);
    • Garfield Commons (51C MetroHealth - Broadview, Mon - Fri only).

    Incorporates service formerly offered by route 20: W. 25 - State, route 35: W. 25 - Broadview and route 51 W. 25 - Pearl. The Downtown layover for all trips is at E 12 & Rockwell (weekdays) or Rockwell & E 3 (evenings & weekends).

    The 51, 51A, 51B and 51C operate more than 200 bus trips per day and link the MetroHealth main campus with both Downtown Cleveland to the north and the neighborhoods and suburbs to the south.

    MetroHealth has five health-care facilities along the route.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    Route #51

    • Redesign route #51
    • Discontinue service on Sprague Rd, Normandie Blvd, Lucerne Dr
    • Replace service south of W 130th St to Strongsville Park and Ride and South Park Mall with NEXT GEN Route #71
    • Add weekday service to Parma Transit Center via W 130th St, Pleasant Valley Rd, Tri-C West, York Rd, W Ridgewood Dr, and Ames Dr.
    • Weekend and Evening service to/from Parma Transit Center via York Rd, W. Ridgewood Dr, and Ames Dr.
    • Downtown terminal changed from E 12th St and Rockwell Ave to Rockwell Ave and E 3rd St

     

    Route #51A

    • 24 hours service in both directions north of W 33rd Loop
    • Downtown terminal changed from E 12th St and Rockwell Ave to Rockwell Ave and E 3rd St

    Route #51B/C

    • Replace #51B service with NEXT GEN Route #53
    • Replace #51C service with NEXT GEN Route #54
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  • Current RTA Route 53F: Broadview - North Royalton

    Buses travel from the North Royalton Service Yard on Royalton Road to Broadview Road through Broadview Heights, Seven Hills and Parma. They continue on Ohio Route 176(Jennings Freeway) and I-71 to Downtown Cleveland. 

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Redesign route #53F
    • Discontinue #53F service on I-480 and Jennings Freeway (176)
    • NEXT GEN Route #53A branch operates rush hour service between North Royalton Loop and Downtown via Broadview Rd, Pearl Rd, I-71
    • NEXT GEN Route #53 operates between MetroHealth Brecksville and Downtown via Broadview Rd, Pearl Rd, W. 25th St
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  • Current RTA Route 54: Brookpark

    This route travels from the West 33rd Street Bus Loop in Parma along Brookpark Road through Cleveland, Parma and Brook Park.It ends at the Brookpark Rapid Station on the Cleveland-Brook Park border.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Extend service east of W 33rd St Loop to Garfield Commons via Brookpark Rd, Broadview Rd, and Rockside Rd
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  • Current RTA Route 55-A-B-C: Cleveland State Line

    55: Service between Downtown Cleveland via State Route 2(Shoreway) and Clifton Blvd.to the Westgate Transit Center in Fairview Park. Direct bus service to Edgewater Park(West 73th Street) on Saturdays only.
    55A: Temporarily discontinued Service between Downtown Cleveland via State Route 2(Shoreway) and Clifton Blvd. to Lakewood Park via Edgewater Drive in Lakewood.
    55B: Service between Downtown Cleveland via State Route 2(Shoreway) and Clifton Blvd. to Cahoon Park in Bay Village.
    55C: Service between Downtown Cleveland via State Route 2(Shoreway) and Clifton Blvd. to Crocker Park in Westlake.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue #55A service between Clifton Blvd - W 117th St and Lakewood Park
    • Extend NEXT GEN Route #55 to Lorain County Line via W 210 St, Lorain Rd, Great Northern Blvd, and Country Club Blvd.
    • NEXT GEN #55 will not serve Westgate Transit Center.
    • NEXT GEN #55 rush hour trips serve the North Olmsted Park-N-Ride
    • NEXT GEN #55B55C rush hour trips serve the Westlake Park-N-Ride via Columbia Rd
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  • Current RTA Route NineTwelve Trolley

    Service suspended March 24, 2020
    Rush Hour service between the Muny Parking Lot and the area of Chester Avenue & East 9th Street, via East 9th Street.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue downtown trolley service
    • Waterfornt Line will continue to serve the Muny Parking Lot

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  • Current RTA Route E-Line Trolley

    Service suspended March 24, 2020
    Service between the Warehouse District and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center, via Euclid Avenue.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue downtown trolley service
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Tower City - Public Square, Central Business District offices and CSU/Tri-C on Superior Ave with NEXT GEN #14-14A, #15 and #11
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Tower City - Public Square, Central Business District offices and CSU/Tri-C on St Clair Ave with NEXT GEN #77 and #90
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Lakeside Ave and Tower City - Public Square with NEXT GEN #55 and #19-19A
    • Improved NEXT GEN service proposed on St. Clair Ave with NEXT GEN #1
    • Improved NEXT GEN service proposed on Superior Ave with NEXT GEN #3
    • The HealthLine will continue to serve Euclid Ave
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  • Current 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.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue downtown trolley service
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Tower City - Public Square, Central Business District offices and CSU/Tri-C on Superior Ave with NEXT GEN #14-14A, #15 and #11
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Tower City - Public Square, Central Business District offices and CSU/Tri-C on St Clair Ave with NEXT GEN #77 and #90
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Lakeside Ave and Tower City - Public Square with NEXT GEN #55 and #19-19A
    • Improved NEXT GEN service proposed on St. Clair Ave with NEXT GEN #1
    • Improved NEXT GEN service proposed on Superior Ave with NEXT GEN #3
    • The HealthLine will continue to serve Euclid Ave
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  • Current RTA Route C-Line Trolley

    Service suspended March 24, 2020
    Service between the Warehouse District, Tower City - Public Square, Playhouse Square, Cleveland State University and the Flats East Bank.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue downtown trolley service
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Tower City - Public Square, Central Business District offices and CSU/Tri-C on Superior Ave with NEXT GEN #14-14A, #15 and #11
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Tower City - Public Square, Central Business District offices and CSU/Tri-C on St Clair Ave with NEXT GEN #77 and #90
    • Improved NEXT GEN service is proposed connecting Lakeside Ave and Tower City - Public Square with NEXT GEN #55 and #19-19A
    • Improved NEXT GEN service proposed on St. Clair Ave with NEXT GEN #1
    • Improved NEXT GEN service proposed on Superior Ave with NEXT GEN #3
    • The HealthLine will continue to serve Euclid Ave
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  • Current 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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  • Current RTA Route Waterfront Line

    SERVICE SUSPENDED UNTIL SPRING 2021

    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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  • Current 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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  • Current RTA Route Green Line

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

     

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  • Current RTA Route 75: Lorain

    Buses travel from the West Park Rapid Station in Cleveland along Lorain Avenue through Cleveland, Fairview Park and North Olmsted.

    They serve Country Club Boulevard and return to Lorain Road.

    The route ends at Lorain Road and Industrial Parkway, at the Lorain County Line in North Olmsted.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Replace service on Lorain Rd between West Park Rapid Station and W 210th St with NEXT GEN Route #22
    • Replace service between W 210th St and Industrial Pkwy (County Line) with NEXT GEN Route #55
    • #75 no longer used as a route number
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  • Current RTA Route 76: Broadway - Turney

    Buses travel from Downtown Cleveland on Broadway Avenue, and Turney Road through Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights and Bedford. Buses turn onto Center Road and ends at the Southgate Transit Center in Maple Heights.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Replace service between Downtown and Southgate Transit Center with NEXT GEN route #19/19A
    • New alignment between Lee Rd. South and Broadway Ave via Lee Rd South, Rockside Rd and Broadway Ave.
    • Service discontinued on Truney Rd/West Grace St. between Lee Rd. South and Broadway Ave.
    • Downtown terminal changed from Rockwell and E 12th St to Lakeside Ave and E 6th St at all times
    • #76 no longer used as a route number
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  • Current RTA Route 77F: Brecksville

    Buses travel from Downtown Cleveland to Brecksville Road(Rt. 21) via I-77 through Independence and Brecksville ending at Katherine Blvd off of Royalton Road.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • All trips operate on Brecksville Rd, Snowville Rd, and Southepointe Pkwy south of Miller Rd
    • Discontinue service on Miller Rd between Southpointe Pkwy and Brecksville Rd
    • New alignment downtown to serve Tri - C Metro and Cleveland State University instead of Prospect Ave
    • Downtown Terminal changed from Lakeside Ave and E 9th St to Frankfort Ave and W 3rd St
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  • Current RTA Route 78: West 117 - Puritas

    Buses travel from Winton Place in Lakewood via Edgewater Drive to West 117th Street.

    They turn onto Bellaire Road, which becomes Puritas Avenue.

    Buses continue on to Grayton Road to the Brookpark Rapid Station.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Improved frequency
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  • Current RTA Route 79-79A: Fulton

    Buses travel from the Parma Transit Center in Parma to York Road, which becomes Stumph Road.

    They continue to Chevrolet Boulevard, and turn on Memphis Road to Fulton Road, West 25th Street and Downtown Cleveland.

    Trips on 79A travel from the Parma Transit Center to West 54th Street, then Fulton Road.

    NOTE: Service on Fulton Pkwy has been temporarily discontinued.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue route #79/79A
    • Replace service between downtown and Memphis Ave – Ridge Rd with NEXT GEN #45. NEXT GEN #45 serves Parma Transit Center.
    • Replace service between Memphis Ave – Ridge Rd and Pearl Rd – Stumph Rd with NEXT GEN #71. NEXT GEN #71 does not serve Parma Transit Center.
    • Downtown terminal changed from E 6th St and Lakeside Ave to Rockwell Ave and E 3rd St
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  • Current RTA Route 81: Tremont - Storer

    Buses travel from Downtown Cleveland to West 25th Street and Ohio City. They continue through Tremont to Trowbridge Avenue, Storer Avenue,  Clinton Road and West 98th Street to the West Boulevard Rapid Station.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue route #81
    • Replace daytime service between W.Blvd-Cudell Rapid Station and Steelyard Commons with NEXT GEN Route #18. NEXT GEN Route #18 will not run in the evenings.
    • Provide service between Steelyard Commons and Downtown with NEXT GEN Route #25 on Quigley Rd, W 7th St, Jefferson Ave, Starkweather Ave, Professor Ave, Fairfield Ave, and I-90
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  • Current RTA Route 83: Warren - West 130

    From the Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus in Parma, buses travel west on Pleasant Valley Road. They continue north on West 130th Street through Middleburg Heights, Parma Heights, Parma, Brook Park and Cleveland. They travel on Bellaire Road to reach West 140th Street, and on Lorain Avenue to reach Warren Road. The route continues through Cleveland and Lakewood, and ends at Lakewood Park.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Improved frequency 
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  • Current RTA Route 86: Rocky River Dr. - Bagley

    Service between the West Park Rapid Station and Tri-C West Campus, with connections to the Brookpark Rapid Station and Baldwin-Wallace University.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue service on Depot St and Front St
    • Discontinue service on Warren Rd, Munn Rd, and Rocky River Dr north of Lorain Rd
    • Service operates on N Rocky River Dr and West Bagley Rd between N Rocky River Dr - Depot St and W Bagley Rd - Front St
    • Service operates on Lorain Rd between Warren Rd and Rocky River Dr
    • All trips operate on Eastland Rd and Sheldon Rd off of Berea Fwy between SR 237 - Eastland and SR 237 - Sheldon
    • No longer exits and re-enters Berea Freeway (237) at Snow Rd
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  • Current RTA Route 90F: Broadway - Libby

    From Downtown Cleveland, buses travel south on I-77 and south on I-480 to Granger Road in Garfield Heights.

    This becomes Libby Road as the buses head to Northfield Road.

    They continue on Broadway Avenue, and end at Broadway and Richmond Road -- the Summit County Line -- in Oakwood Village.

    Some trip travel Northfield Road to Alexander Road on their way to the Summit County Line.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • New alignment downtown to serve Tri - C Metro and Cleveland State University campuses instead of Prospect Ave
    • Downtown Terminal changed from Lakeside Ave and E 9th St to Frankfort Ave and W 3rd St
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  • Current RTA Route 94: East 260 - Richmond

    Buses travel from (East 185th Street on weekdays or East 222nd Street on weekends) and Lake Shore Boulevard in Euclid to East 260th Street, which becomes Richmond Road. They continue through Euclid, Richmond Heights, Lyndhurst and Highland Hills. The route ends at the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus on weekdays or Green Road Rapid Station on weekends.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue #94 service on Integrity Pkwy and Curtiss Wright Pkwy and operate via straight Richmond Rd
    • Discontinue #94 service on S Woodland Rd, Science Park Dr, Enterprise Pl and operate via straight Richmond Rd
    • Replace service on Highland Rd and Richmond Park Dr with NEXT GEN #7
    • Northern terminal changed from Euclid Hospital (E 185th St - Lakeshore Blvd) to Shore center Dr - Babbitt Rd.NEXT GEN #10 and #37 will serve Lakeshore Blvd west of Babbitt Rd.
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  • Current RTA Route 246: Westlake Park-N-Ride

    Buses on this route travel between the Westlake Park-N-Ride lot and Downtown Cleveland via I-90. The route ends at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center at Cleveland State Univerisity.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue route #246
    • Replace Westlake Park-N-Ride service with NEXT GEN Route #55B-C branches
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  • Current RTA Route 251: Strongsville Park-N-Ride

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

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • No significant changes are proposed
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  • Current RTA Route 263: North Olmsted Park-N-Ride

    Buses travel from the North Olmsted Park-N-Ride lot to Downtown Cleveland via  I-480 and I-71. The route serves several downtown locations, and ends at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center at Cleveland State University.

    Proposed NEXT GEN RTA Changes

    • Discontinue route #263
    • Replace North Olmsted Park-N-Ride rush hour service with NEXT GEN Route #55
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Northeast Zone
This zone includes the following routes: Current routes #1, #2, #3, HealthLine, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #16, #28-28A,#30, #32, #34, #37, #38, #39-39F, #40, #41-41F, #48-48A, #94
 

Northwest Zone
This zone includes the following routes: Current routes #22, #25, #26, #45, #49, #51-51A-51B-51C, #75, #78, #79-79A, #81, #81, #86, #246, #263
 
 
 
Southeast Zone
This zone includes the following routes: Current routes #2, #8, #10, #11, #14, #15, #16, #19, #34, #40, #41-41F, #48-48A, #51C, #76, #77F, #90F, #94

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Southwest Zone
This zone includes the following routes: Current routes #2, #16, #45,#53F, #54, #79-79A, #83, #86, #251

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  • What is NEXT GEN RTA?

    • NEXT GEN RTA seeks to increase the convenience of using transit by enhancing bus frequency and connectivity. Riders will benefit from reduced waiting times and more one-seat rides that will improve access to schools, jobs, and other key destinations. NEXT GEN RTA would provide customers with greater frequency, greater connectivity for greater Cleveland.

  • Will my route be discontinued?

    • Some route numbers, route names and segments of streets are proposed to be discontinued, but we have made every effort to ensure that the areas currently serviced by these routes will continue to be served.

  • When will the plan go into effect?

    • The planned date for the start of NEXT GEN RTA service is June 13, 2021. Information gathered between now and that date could cause that date to be changed. We will always have the most current, accurate information available on rideRTA.com/NEXTGEN.

  • When will live public meetings be hosted?

    • A full schedule of our upcoming virtual public meetings, and an archive of past meetings, is available on the main tab. All of the materials presented through those meetings are also available on this site.

  • Why is GCRTA only hosting virtual meetings instead of live in-person meetings? 

    • GCRTA is not hosting in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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