Jan. 3, 2018: RTA provides free rides to transit centers, now open 24 hours during record cold

Jan 3, 2018

CLEVELAND – Beginning 6 p.m. today, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is providing free rides to three transit centers and two rail stations and opening them for 24 hours so individuals can come in from the cold.

RTA will provide the free service for as many days as RTA determines is needed during this record cold spell.

The transit centers that are open for 24 hours are:

  • Southgate Transit Center, 5491 Warrensville Center Rd., Maple Hts., OH 44137
  • Westgate Transit Center, 21159 Center Ridge Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126
  • Parma Transit Center, 8750 Day Drive, Parma, OH 44129
  • West 117 Station on the Red Line, 11631 Madison Ave., Cleve. OH 44102
  • Louis Stokes/Windermere Station on the Red Line, 14232 Euclid Ave., East Cleve., OH 44112

“RTA wants to help as many people as possible get to someplace safe and warm,” said RTA CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese.

“You can escape the frigid temperatures by hopping on a bus or train and asking the operator for the best route to any of the the RTA transit centers or rail stations that will be open all night.”

Media Contact:

Linda Scardilli Krecic 
216- 356-3104 (office) 
216-390-9605 (cell)