By Metro

Beginning on April 28, Metro will hold nine community meetings scheduled throughout Hamilton County so the public can learn about the Reinventing Metro conceptual plan to better connect people to jobs, school, health care and other quality-of-life activities.

The meetings will present possible service improvements based on varying new Hamilton County sales tax levels. Metro is currently funded by the City of Cincinnati earnings tax, which would no longer be used by Metro if a sales tax were passed. Metro currently receives no Hamilton County tax funding.

The Reinventing Metro Conceptual Plan includes 24-hour service on major routes, shorter trip times, increased frequency, more crosstown routes, and enhanced technologies to make using public transportation easier. The plan also includes proposals for Bus Rapid Transit service along four major corridors at the higher levels of funding.

To learn more, the community is invited to attend any of these meetings:

Sat., April 28, 1-2:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall, 3017 Harrison Ave.

Mon., April 30, 6:30-8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd.

Tues., May 1, 6:30-8 p.m., Colerain Twp. Community Center, 4300 Springdale Rd.

Wed., May 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Public Library, 800 Vine St.

Thurs., May 3, 6:30-8 p.m., Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, 10600 Springfield Pk.

Mon., May 7, 6:30-8 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Rd.

Tues., May 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Rd.

Wed., May 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Rd.

Thurs., May 10, 4-5:30 p.m., Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave.

All meetings will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.

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