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The 2022 St. Patrick’s Day parade is expected to draw thousands of people. GCRTA works to serve the holiday crowd, as well as regular customers, with supplemental rail service to handle the additional demand.

Properly Wearing a Mask

Wear your mask all the way up, close to the bridge of your nose and all the way down under your chin. The mask should fit snug around your face without gaps
Do not leave your chin exposed
Do not wear a mask loosely with gaps on the side
Do not wear your mask so it covers just the tip of your nose
Do not push your mask on your neck
Do not wear the mask below your nose

To fully enjoy the day on GCRTA:

  1. Plan ahead. If you have questions, call 216-621-9500. Automated service is available 24/7.
  2. Bring a mask. Masks are required to be worn while riding or inside any GCRTA facilities. 
  3. Leave early. Expect large crowds. Allow plenty of time to get downtown.
  4. Ride the Rapid. Trains will leave frequently throughout the heavy demand periods. Free parking is available at many Rapid Stations. Obey all signs — cars parked illegally may be ticketed and towed. Service runs until midnight.
  5. Ride the HealthLine. The service operates 24/7, from East Cleveland to Public Square.
  6. Bring exact change. GCRTA employees will sell Round-Trip Passes for $5 at many rail stations. Have $5 cash ready to make your purchase. Keep the card in a flat, secure place -- you will have to show it on your trip home. Passes will be sold at the following stations only:
  • Brookpark
  • Puritas
  • Triskett
  • W. 117-Madison
  • Tower City 
  1. Use the RTA CLE app. Buy an All-Day Pass on your smartphone, and ride the Rapid or any bus all day for $5.00.
  2. Follow directions. GCRTA staff will work to provide you with a safe, enjoyable trip.
  3. Looking for parking? GCRTA will update traffic reporters on the status of Rapid Station parking lots. Follow RTA on Twitter, Facebook using #CLEStPats.
  4. For safety, travel in pairs. Be aware of your surroundings.
  5. Pack lightly — buses and trains will be crowded. Whatever you carry must be held in your lap.
  6. Cleveland Police ask that you not bring backpacks, so if possible, leave yours at home.
  7. Protect your mobile devices. Leave your laptops and iPads at home. Keep your cell phone secure.
  8. Bicyclists be aware — when trains are crowded, you will not be allowed to board.
  9. Trolley service is free. Look for green vehicles and the unique signs at bus stops. Tell the operator your destination. Trolleys will be routed around the parade, and may be slower because of the crowds. If your celebration continues after the parade, trolleys can help you get around downtown.

To reach GCRTA by car

Parade causes reroutes for many GCRTA buses

Check here for available parking 

West Side

East Side

GCRTA's smaller lots are filled daily with commuters.

Plan a Trip

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

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