( Cincinnati ) - Metro’s new Oakley Transit Center will soon be giving East Siders better access to jobs, entertainment and shopping.
The transit center at the intersection of Ibsen and Marburg begins bus service on May 27 and connects riders to two crosstown routes (41 and 51), two local routes (4 and 11) and one express route to downtown (12X.) The Oakley facility will feature shelters for commuters, off-street park and ride spaces, real-time information screens and ticket vending machines.
“The Oakley Transit Center, with its proximity to many retailers and other businesses, will be a addition for the Oakley community and the many riders who use our service to travel to and through the area,” Metro CEO and General Manager Dwight A. Ferrell said in a statement.
Construction of the transit center cost $1.2 million and Metro got the money from a Federal Surface Transportation Program grant and local funds. Cincinnati’s Department of Transportation and Engineering Authority designed it.
Metro serves about 14 million people per year.