Cincinnati Metro Planning New Uptown Bus Hub
The Uptown Consortium’s plans to boost growth and investment in the area could soon get a big boost, as Cincinnati Metro will begin planning this year for an Uptown transit hub near the University of Cincinnati’s East Campus. The hub may include everything from new express routes to bike storage and connections to hospital and university transit routes.
“Any time you have a link with transit access, it brings in more people,” says Beth Robinson, director of the Uptown Consortium. “This project fits well with our current efforts to enhance and revitalize the neighborhood, and will help us attract more development.”
Metro is currently working with the Uptown Consortium to gather information regarding travel patterns for major employers in Uptown. With more advanced connections, Metro will try to connect various bus routes and provide alternative options for commuters. Bicycle and pedestrian amenities are also a part of the plan.
Metro will start planning the hub this year, conducting evaluation and compliance studies this summer, and expects to break ground in 2012. This can mean better, more affordable access for commuters and Uptown residents alike, giving better access to better housing and employment opportunities as well as shopping and entertainment choices.