Many residents in Hamilton County rely on Cincinnati Metro to get them to their jobs, medical appointments, and to the grocery store. Unfortunately, Cincinnati Metro is facing multimillion dollar budget deficits beginning in 2018, and will likely be forced to reduce service if a new source of funding is not found. The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), the governing body that controls Metro, is contemplating a sales tax levy for voter approval in November 2018. As these critical funding issues move forward, HSC will continue to advocate for a robust public transit system that meets the transportation needs of lower income riders, that keeps rates affordable, and that meets the needs of persons with disabilities. HSC will also focus on identifying and promoting alternatives to public transit for lower income individuals and families, such as bike-sharing and car ownership programs.
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