Ohio City Connector

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

  • Stronsgville via the Strongsville Park-N-Ride (MetroHealth Line);
  • Parma and the Parma Transit Center (MetroHealth - Pearl);
  • Broadview Heights and the MetroHealth Brecksville Health and Surgery Center (MetroHealth - Broadview);
  • Garfield Commons (MetroHealth - Broadview, Mon - Sat only).

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

On Sept. 21, 2017, RTA announced a new partnership with the MetroHealth System to rebrand the number 51 family of routes. Beginning Dec. 3, 2017, the rebranded MetroHealth Line will offer commuters an upgraded ride on 20 new, specially designed vehicles, fully branded with the MetroHealth logo. More than 400 bus stop signs and 37 shelters will also display the new logo along the routes.

The 51-A, 51-B and 51-C operate more than 200 bus trips per day and link the MetroHealth 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.

Service Alerts

Effective: May 26, 2018 Strider Cup Races at Public Square Reroutes
Effective: May 28, 2018 Seven Hills Memorial Day Parade Reroute
Effective: May 29, 2018 Public Square Construction Reroutes


MetroHealth Line: 7 Days a Week, Early AM thru Evening

MetroHealth - Pearl: Parma Transit Center, 7 Days a Week, Early AM thru Late Night

MetroHealth - Pearl: Brookpark, 7 Days a Week, 24 Hours a Day

MetroHealth - Broadview: 7 Days a Week, Early AM thru Late Night

MetroHealth - Broadview: 7 Days a Week, Early AM thru Evening


Bus/Rapid/BRT Senior/Disabled Student K-12
Cash Fares $2.50 $1.25 $1.75
5-Trip Fare Cards $12.50 $6.25 $8.75
Daily Passes $5.50 $2.75 $4.50
7-Day Passes $25.00 $12.50
Monthly Passes $95.00 $48.00
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