Jan 11, 2022
RTA INTRODUCES NEW HEALTHLINE FLEET
CONNECTING YOU TO A CLEANER, SAFER RIDE
Cleveland, OH - Beginning on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) will introduce 16 new passenger and environmentally friendly buses for use on the HealthLine bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
“All of the buses come with features that will be of great service to our passengers, such as Free Wi-Fi, and LCD screens that display real time route updates, along with news and weather reports,” said GCRTA General Manager, Chief Executive Officer India Birdsong. “The buses are powered by low emission technology and meets both EPA and NHTSA program goals to reduce harmful emission and fuel consumption.”
Additional technical features include a communication system with traffic lights along the route to reduce time stopped at intersections, interior and exterior cameras for rider safety, and a turn warning system to alert surrounding pedestrians.
The value of this partnership is healthcare and public transit bringing innovation and technology to you in collaboration of Connecting the Community.
RTA was formed in 1974 with the mission of providing public transit services to the 59 communities and 1.2 million residents of Cuyahoga County. As the largest public transit agency in the State of Ohio, and the only one with rail service, RTA’s service options include bus, BRT, trolley, paratransit and three rail lines. Providing more than 17 million trips per year, RTA has an operating budget of approximately $250 million and a capital budget of $40 million.
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Contact: Robert Fleig
Interim Public Information Officer
Office: (216) 356-3016
Cell: (216) 390-9592