RTA Greater Cleveland bus Schedule
RTA's 2010-2020 Strategic Plan is an update of the agency's 2004 Long Range Plan titled Transit 2025. The Strategic Plan gives RTA a clear path to the future, and will ultimately help make RTA the transportation mode of choice for Greater Cleveland.
This is the time to "Re: imagine" the RTA.
"Re:" — In English, this abbreviation is short for "regarding" and draws special attention to a particular subject matter. RTA’s 2010-2020 Strategic Plan is "regarding" many different topics important to the citizens of Cuyahoga County — and beyond.
The plan is a guide for RTA — to refocus, restructure, renovate, reallocate and reenergize in difficult economic times. This summary of the overall plan provides a snapshot of RTA’s strategy to redefine its path in our region. This plan is about the opportunities that lie ahead in safe, reliable and revolutionized modes of transportation.
RE: IMAGINE – STRATEGIC PLAN VISION
RTA WILL BE THE PREFERRED MODE OF TRANPORTATION IN THE CLEVELAND AREA.
RTA aims to be the first choice for regional transportation and a one-stop source for integrated transportation information in the region through changes in decisions regarding transportation priorities, land use and development location.
RE: COMMIT – STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
RTA will continue to put customer needs first.
RTA’s motto is "Quality Service: Every Customer, Every Day." RTA has put this motto into practice with success, and this success culminated in RTA being named APTA’s Best Large Transit System of the Year in 2007.
RTA will focus on ensuring access to employment and educational opportunities for regional residents.
RTA’s most important role in the community is to provide transportation services that maximize residents’ access to employment and educational opportunities throughout the region. RTA’s capital investment and service allocation decisions will be made in light of the need to promote employment and workforce development in Northeastern Ohio.
RTA will provide services cost effectively.
RTA’s services are funded by a combination of local sales tax revenues, passenger fares, state and Federal grants. Taxpayers have a right to expect that RTA’s service be provided in a cost-effective way. State and Federal funding levels have steadily fallen and have become more restrictive, while local sales tax revenues rise and fall with changing economic conditions. RTA will seek to provide appropriate levels and types of services for various markets within its service area, while continuing to seek cost savings as well as additional funding at the state and Federal levels, and grants from non-traditional sources to support services and capital improvements.
RTA will support regional approaches to transportation and land use planning that reinforce investment in existing employment and population centers, infrastructure and services.
Downtown Cleveland, the Euclid Corridor and University Circle are the primary employment, medical and entertainment centers of our county and our region. Maintaining and renewing these and other existing residential and employment nodes are vital to the economic and environmental health of our entire region, particularly for Cleveland’s neighborhoods and inner suburbs.
RTA will improve services to suburban employment centers.
RTA must take steps to connect workers to jobs in the many large and growing suburban employment areas of the region through the usage of innovative technologies, service options and funding mechanisms to provide alternatives or supplements to its fixed route transit network.
RTA will provide special transportation service support to those who need it most.
RTA’s bus, rail and paratransit network is the primary form of transportation for thousands of the Cleveland area’s most vulnerable citizens – lower income people, people with disabilities, students and youth, and older people. RTA will honor its commitment to providing high quality transit services to provide mobility and dignity to all the citizens of its service area.
RTA will provide services at a sustainable level given its financial resources.
RTA’s services are funded by a combination of local sales tax revenues, passenger fares, state and federal grants, along with other sources. State and federal funding levels have steadily fallen and have become more restrictive, while local sales tax revenues rise and fall with changing economic conditions. RTA will seek to provide appropriate levels and types of services for various markets within its service area, while continuing to seek additional funding at the state and Federal levels, and grants from non-traditional sources to support services and capital improvements.