Metro Meetings to Explain Reinvention, Possible Tax Levy

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( Cincinnati ) - Metro is looking to make major changes to the way it connects people to their jobs, school, and other destinations, and it's holding a series of meetings so the public can learn about its "Reinventing Metro" conceptual plan.

"Reinventing Metro" includes ideas to run major routes 24 hours a day, decrease trip times, increase trip frequency, and more. 

A statement from Metro says improving services might require a tax levy on the ballot this fall. Metro is currently funded by a City of Cincinnati earnings tax. If a countywide sales tax is passed by voters, that earnings tax would be done away with and it could potentially allow Metro to serve all of Hamilton County.

There are nine community meetings that kick off this weekend:

  • Sat, 4/28: Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave from 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Mon, 4/30: Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd from 6:30 to 8pm
  • Tues, 5/1: Colerain Twp Community Center, 4300 Springdale Rd from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Wed, 5/2: Downtown Public Library, 800 Vine St from 11:30am to 1pm
  • Thu, 5/3: Ohio Valley Goodwill, 10600 Springfield Pk from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Mon, 5/7: Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Rd from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Tues, 5/8: Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Rd from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Wed, 5/9: Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Rd from 6:30pm to 8pm
  • Thu, 5/10: Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave from 4pm to 5:30pm

All meetings will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.

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