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Cleveland City Council: September 26th Meeting

Cleveland City Council passes legislation to regulate recreational vehicles in residential neighborhoods (Plain Press, October 2022)  At its September 26th meeting, Cleveland City Council passed legislation enacting new Section 337.19 to regulate parking recreational vehicles in City residential districts.  The legislation addresses problems of jamming large recreational vehicles on tiny lots or in between properties; … Continue reading

City of Cleveland takes measures to reduce speeding

(Plain Press, September 2022)           On Monday, August 15, the City of Cleveland began installing 10 radar speed feedback signs at strategic locations across the city. These signs display the travel speeds of passing vehicles to increase drivers’ attention and awareness and reduce speeding.       The signs will be rotated to new locations monthly based on … Continue reading

Advocates calling for City of Cleveland to take measures to slow traffic, cite traffic fatality on W. 50th Street

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Monday, May 16, 2022; Cleveland City Council Meeting, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue: During the Public Comment period, Ward 15 resident Nora Rodriguez testified about a traffic problem on W. 81st Street just north of Madison. Rodriguez said cars don’t stop at the stop sign at W. 81st and Lawn Avenue. She … 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

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

Reader responds to the letter concerning noise in the Fulton/Denison area

Reader responds to the letter concerning noise in the Fulton/Denison area To the Editor:    As a resident of West 25th Street and Chatham Avenue, I can empathize with the fine people of the Fulton Road and Denison Avenue area! I too have endured countless hours of disruption from intentional motorcycle and automobile noise. The altered mufflers, … 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

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2021)      The resident led movement, Clevelanders for Public Comment, now has a majority of Cleveland City Council — nine members — committed to passing legislation written by Near West Side activist Jessica Trivisonno that … Continue reading