Where’s the Money to Repair Transit Infrastructure?

RTA spokesperson Mary Shaffer confirmed for us today that despite an approaching deadline for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, RTA does not have funding right now to make the required upgrades on either rapid transit station on East 79th street (red line and blue-green). City officials accused our group of misleading the public about this, but this statement confirms what we have been saying all along: If funding isn’t found for these stations, they will be forced to close. They could be fixed for a small fraction of the price of the Opportunity Corridor.

RTA says they have no plans to close any stations at this time.

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One thought on “Where’s the Money to Repair Transit Infrastructure?

  1. This neighborhood has uniquely proximate connections available on E 79th for both the Red and Blue-Green Rapid lines for the entire Cleveland area.

    What a shame the state and city want a freeway through what should be a public transit mecca!

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