Cincinnati Metro has received a $3.2 million grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to bring tech and other advancements to its buses. The grant includes $2 million for tech enhancements to city buses and another $1.2 million for system improvements.
The tech enhancements include free Wi-Fi in every bus, improved real-time bus location information, and signage. Buses will also be equipped with updated video security features. In addition to the tech enhancements, the city won $780,000 to invest in alternative fueling strategies to become environmentally friendlier, and $480,000 toward implementing adjustments to route alignments, bus stop locations, and bus schedules.