Getting More Value From Public Transportation

The GCRTA Let's Go Together campaign is here to help you get around town while saving you money at the same time.

 Getting More Value From Public Transportation

Oct 17, 2023

Are you looking for ways to save money while getting around town? The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) Let's Go Together campaign is here to help! This campaign encourages people to use public transportation more often and provides tips and tricks to get the most out of your trips. GCRTA continued this campaign with Let’s Go Together 2.0, a continuation of the original Let’s Go Together campaign from 2022. This campaign aims to promote public transportation as a convenient, cost-effective, and sustainable way to get around town.

With the GCRTA Let's Go Together campaign, you can discover the many benefits of using public transportation. Public transportation reduces traffic congestion and air pollution. The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, with vehicles accounting for 29% of all emissions. Reduction in emissions means fewer harmful pollutants in the air, which can lead to lower rates of respiratory illness and improved cardiovascular health.

Public transportation also saves you money on gas, parking fees, and car maintenance. The average household spends 16 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 93% of this goes to buying, maintaining, and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing. A household can save nearly $10,000 by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

The GCRTA Let's Go Together 2.0 campaign is striving to enhance the quality of public transportation. With improving accessibility to providing excellent customer service, they are dedicated to making your journey as comfortable and convenient as possible. To publicize these efforts, GCRTA created videos and has two buses (purple and green) to endorse this campaign.

How to Plan Your Commute Using GCRTA Tools

GCRTA provides a range of tools and resources to help riders with trip planning.

First, you can use the user-friendly trip planner, available on the website and mobile app. These applications allow riders to input their starting point and destination. It will provide multiple route options, including bus and train schedules, transfers, and estimated travel times. Riders can even customize their preferences, such as selecting the fastest route or the one with the fewest transfers. With real-time updates on arrival times, you can stay informed about any delays or changes in your route. The website also has emergency rider alerts for bus and train operations in the event of a detour or a shutdown.

In addition, GCRTA also has system maps that provide a system overview, allowing you to explore the different routes, stops, and services available in your area. So, whether you're a daily commuter or a first-time user, planning your commute has never been easier with the GCRTA, Let's Go Together!

Tips for a Hassle-Free Commute

Whether you are new to riding public transit or are a daily commuter, riding GCRTA is a valuable source of transportation for the City of Cleveland. Visit our site for essential tips on How to Ride for a hassle-free commute.