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City Planning Commission votes to approve MetroHealth’s plan for a 3-acre park

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2022)          The Cleveland Planning Commission voted unanimously on May 20th to approve the final plans for a 3-acre park on the MetroHealth Campus. The park, expected to be completed by the end of this year, will be located between W. 25th and Scranton Road on land that now has a 250-car surface parking … Continue reading

Equity is on the (Transit) line: Two transit riders nominated to RTA board

Equity is on the (Transit) line: Two transit riders nominated to RTA board by Aja Hannah Plain Press, May 2022             Leaning into the street, a resident flags down her bus. She wears thick gloves as she holds onto the bus stop sign. A light rain falls, washing old salt and snow down a nearby drain.       There … Continue reading

Four area schools slated for renovation or new construction

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, March 17, 2022; Marion Champlin Seltzer Elementary School Building, 1468 W. 98th Street: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District plans to build a new school next to the current building on land that sits behind Cudell Recreation Center. Once the new school is completed, plans call for the current building to be … Continue reading

Transit advocates want to decriminalize fare evasion on RTA buses and trains

Transit advocates want to decriminalize fare evasion on RTA buses and trains by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2022)         In 2017, two transit police officers boarded a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) HealthLine bus and demanded passengers show proof of payment. When Ronnie Williams could not produce a fare card, he was removed from the bus and … Continue reading

Snowstorm of January 16-17 compounds pedestrian winter woes

RTA shuts down the buses and the rapid on Monday, January 17th

Why Did Cleveland’s RTA Shut Down Its Entire Rapid Rail System?

All Aboard Ohio Asks: Is this willful neglect? To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2022) Cleveland’s first snowstorm of 2022 brought something more troubling than just snow. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) shut down the “Rapid”, its rail-based transit service, even while snow-clogged streets forced the suspension of bus service on January 17th. LETTER … Continue reading

RTA’s holiday trolley car visits Open House and Holiday Market at Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression

Clark-Fulton leaders pitch ambitious vision for neighborhood development

Clark-Fulton leaders pitch ambitious vision for neighborhood development by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, November 2021) After two years of planning amidst the difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic, stakeholders in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood on the west side have unveiled the fruits of their labor: a master plan that is aimed at guiding equitable development in the neighborhood.  “Together, residents, … Continue reading

NEXT GEN RTA to launch on June 13

RTA OFFERS FREE RIDES FROM JUNE 13-19 NEXT GEN RTA to launch on June 13 RTA OFFERS FREE RIDES FROM JUNE 13-19 by Bruce Checefsky  Plain Press, June 2021        Joel Freilich, Director of Service Management, presented the final version of the NEXT GEN RTA public launch to the Greater Cleveland RTA (GCRT) Board Committee on May … Continue reading

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