RTA provides free rides to transit centers to help people get out of the cold

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

RTA said it will provide the free service beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday until it determines it is no longer needed.

The transit centers that are open for 24 hours are:

“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.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for much of Northeast Ohio until noon Saturday.

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