Jan 20, 2016

CLEVELAND -- The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is getting ready for the Republican National Convention here July 18-22. RTA is introducing the first of 12 new trolleys that are being added to the fleet to better serve the increased demand next summer. The first new trolley will be in service later this month.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

WHERE: Pickwick and Frolic, 2035 East Fourth St.

WHAT: See the new trolleys and learn more about 2016 plans for this valuable service in Downtown Cleveland, which may include an expansion.


  • Joe Calabrese, CEO and General Manager, RTA
  • Joe Marinucci, President & CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
  • Tracey Nichols, Director of Economic Development, City of Cleveland
  • Joe Cimperman, Ward 3 Councilman, City of Cleveland

Partners and supporters of RTA’s Downtown Trolleys will be on hand. Each new trolley is 35 feet long, and can accommodate more customers than the current 30-foot trolleys. Trolleys now in use will celebrate their 10th anniversary in April, and may be retired after the convention.

Media contact:

Linda Scardilli Krecic
216-390-9605, cell