RTA continues to provide free rides to transit centers in bitter cold temperatures

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced Saturday that it will continue providing free rides to three transit centers and two rail stations and keep them open for 24 hours so people can come in from these bitterly cold temperatures. 

RTA said it will provide the free service for one more night with plans to resume regular service hours Sunday.

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. 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,” said RTA CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese.

RTA has been providing free rides to customers since Wednesday.  Each station helped approximately 20 people per day stay out of the cold.