When using the Corridor, Our Sponsors
VOLUME 2 0 ISSUE 11 SPECIAL 2008
STAY SAFE All activities on the grand opening weekend,
including the free rides, are being paid for with
If you are using public transit: private-sector dollars. No public funds were used.
• Obey all traffic laws. Jaywalking is dangerous and RTA sincerely appreciates the strong civic pride of
illegal. these sponsors.
• To cross Euclid Avenue, ALWAYS use a designated
crosswalk, and cross only when it is legal.
Corporate Key Bank A PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER CLEVELAND
• As the bus approaches the station, stand back from
Community: Medical Mutual REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
the platform edge. Tactile pavers mark the caution
zone. Because buses now use special mechanical
National City Bank
docking arms, they pull up closer to the curb than
• Always let exiting passengers off first.
We built it. Now it’s yours. Please use it, and help
• After you exit the bus, wait until it pulls away from
Foundations: Cleveland Foundation us to take care of it.
the station. Then walk to a designated crosswalk.
Gund Foundation At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, the $200-
John P. Murphy Foundation million Euclid Corridor Transportation Project will end,
If you take your bicycle on an RTV:
Kent Smith Foundation and the new HealthLine service will be launched.
On Rapid Transit Vehicles (RTVs), board at the rear
Sisters of Charity Foundation The HealthLine replaces the current #6 service.
door, and go to the designated area for bikes and
St. Luke’s Foundation Service on the HealthLine will be free Friday after-
strollers, right behind the articulation point where
noon, Saturday and Sunday. ALL RTA service will be
the RTV “bends.” Stand there with your bicycle. If
Civic Positively Cleveland free Saturday and Sunday, thanks to our friends at the
the vehicle is full, the operator may ask you to wait
Organizations: Downtown Cleveland Alliance Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.
for the next RTV.
Look inside for details of the celebration, including
RTA NABI a Corridor-wide Open House Saturday, and a family
If you take your bicycle on a standard bus:
Vendors: GFI- Genfare concert on Mall B on Saturday night.
All standard buses have exterior racks for two
Bombardier Normal service resumes on Monday morning, when
bicycles. Have your bike ready to go as the bus ap-
USSC Group RTA begins a new proof-payment fare collection sys-
proaches the platform. When the bus stops, signal the
W.W. Williams tem. Read about it inside.
bus operator that you are going to load your bike.
CBS Outdoor We want you to stay safe on Euclid Avenue, whether
When the operator motions to you, carefully step
you are walking, biking, driving or taking the bus.
off the platform, place your bicycle on the rack, and
HealthLine New Flyer There are special safety concerns along the HealthLine,
board the bus.
contractors: Terrace Construction and we have tips for you inside.
As the standard bus approaches your stop, tell the
Washington Group We thank our sponsors – those who helped us build
operator that you need to unload your bicycle. After
Central Denver Ironworks the project, and those who helped us fund the week-
unloading your bicycle, signal to the operator that you
Superlative end celebration. Take a bow.
are finished. Walk your bicycle through the station to
And finally, we thank you, our loyal customers, for
the designated crosswalk, and back to the bike lane,
your patience and support during the construction. We
which extends from CSU to CWRU.
know it wasn’t easy, and we appreciate you sticking
with us. Now, enjoy.
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Joe Calabrese
rideRTA.com RTA General Manager
Oct. 24-26, Celebrate the rebirth of Euclid Ave. RTA begins proof-of-payment
Visit RTAHealthLine.com or check The Plain Dealer of free tours and entertainment along the revitalized
fare collection system
supplement on Oct. 19 for more details, and to obtain Euclid Avenue. Jump on the HealthLine and tour the
On Monday, Oct. 27, RTA begins a new proof-of-pay-
your HealthLine Scavenger Hunt card. entire route.
ment fare collection system for the HealthLine Rapid
Bring your HealthLine Scavenger Hunt card with
Transit Vehicles (RTVs) and for the #7, #9, and #32
Friday, Oct. 24, 2:30 p.m. you on your trek. For each Euclid Avenue destination
when travelling on Euclid Avenue.
The ceremonial ribbon-cutting will be held at Euclid you visit, receive a stamp on y our card. Collect 10
Avenue and East Fourth Street, with music provided by or more stamps and enter the HealthLine Hunt raffle
the House of Blues. Once the ribbon is cut, HealthLine at the downtown concert (6-10 p.m.). Prizes include
• Passes and farecard trips must be activated before
service is free for the rest of the weekend, thanks to tickets to museums and theatre performances, plus
underwriting from the Cleveland Clinic and University certificates to restaurants and services.
• Fares will not be sold on-board.
• You must pay your fare prior to boarding and retain
proof-of-payment while riding.
Saturday and Sunday A free family concert and fireworks will be held
• If you are a student at a college with a U-Pass
All RTA service is free, thanks to underwriting from on Mall B downtown, between St. Clair Avenue and
program, carry your student U-Pass card.
the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Lakeside Avenue. Just take any Rapid Line to Tower
City and walk 5 minutes to Mall B.
Before you board:
Saturday, Oct. 25 Emcees are WMVX’s Brian & Joe and their band,
• If you already have an activated RTA pass with you,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. the Endorsements. The 2007 American Idol winner
or a farecard with an active trip, hang on to it.
There will be a Corridor-wide open house and scav- Jordin Sparks will sing, along with Disney Channel
• If you do not have a valid proof-of-payment, you
enger hunt on Euclid Avenue, from Public Square to favorites Drew Seeley from High school Musical the
need to purchase one before you board.
East Cleveland. Concert, and Brenda Song (London Tipton) from Suite
• Use the fare vending machine on the platform.
You can explore your community with an afternoon Life on Deck.
• A fare enforcement officer or the operator may ask
you to show a proof-of-payment after you board.
Some routes change as RTA HealthLine opens No pass?
As the HealthLine begins service on Euclid Avenue, Monday, Oct. 27 • If you are found on-board without proof-of-payment,
some other RTA routes will change. Downtown trips on route #32 switch from Carnegie you will be issued a “violation fare notice.”
Avenue to the new bus-only lanes on Euclid Avenue, • The payment of a violation fare is equal to the cost
Monday, Oct. 20 between Stearns / MLK and East 17th Street. They will of a Bus/Rapid monthly pass, and must be paid
Downtown trips on routes #7 and #9 switch from stop at every HealthLine station along the route. At within 14 days.
Chester Avenue to the bus lanes on Euclid Avenue, East 17th Street, they will still use their current route • Non-payment of the violation fare may lead to
between University Circle and East 17th Street. They to Tower City. criminal prosecution.
will stop at every HealthLine station along the route.
At East 17th Street, they will still use their current Proof-of-Payment What needs to be activated before you board:
route to Tower City. Proof-of-payment will be required for the #7, #9 and • Monthly Passes are already activated.
#32 on Euclid Avenue. Riders boarding these routes • 7-Day Flex Passes must be activated before first
Friday, Oct. 24 on Euclid must have prepaid fares. Riders boarding on use only.
After the 2:30 p.m. opening, the HealthLine will other streets will pay on board. All #7, #9 and #32 • All-Day Passes must be activated.
replace route #6. riders should keep their proof-of-payment handy at • 5-trip Farecards must be activated before each trip.
all times, as they may be asked to provide it by fare
enforcement officers or operators.