Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

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Area served Cleveland, OH
Founded 1975
Number of routes 50 (bus)
4 (rail)
Website riderta.com

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority or RTA is the public transit agency for Cleveland, Ohio and suburbs of Cuyahoga County.

History

This section is incomplete.

Timeline

  • 1975: The Cleveland Transit System was reorganized as the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.
  • 1980: An 18-month, $100mil renovation of the former Shaker Heights Rapid Transit system begins, upgrading it to today's light rail standards. Services are renamed the Blue (for the Van Aken Boulevard branch) and Green (for the Shaker Boulevard branch) lines. The new lines were inaugurated October 30, 1981.
  • 1996: Waterfront Line begins service as an extension of the Blue and Green Lines.
  • 2008: The HealthLine begins service as the RTA's first bus rapid transit service.
  • 2014: Cleveland State Line begins service as the RTA's second bus rapid transit service.
  • 2017: The MetroHealth Line begins service as the RTA's third bus rapid transit service.

Routes

Maps & schedules

Rail

Only the Red Line is heavy rail, the rest are light rail.

Blue Line
Green Line
Waterfront Line
Red Line

Bus Rapid Transit

HealthLine 51 MetroHealth Line 55 Cleveland State Line

Bus

1 St. Clair 2 East 79th 3 Superior 5 Chagrin 7 Monticello - Euclid Heights 9 Cedar/East 116th
9 Mayfield 10 East 105th 11 Quincy - Buckeye 14 Kinsman 15 Union - Harvard 16 East 55th
19 Broadway - Miles 22 Lorain Avenue 25 Madison - Detroit 26 Detroit 28 Euclid 30 East 140th - Lakeshore
32 Cedar 34 East 200th - Green 37 East 185th - Taylor 38 Hough 39 Lakeshore 40 Lakeview - Lee
41 Warrensville 45 Ridge 48 University Circle - East 131st 49 Center Ridge 53F Broadview - North Royalton 54 Brookpark
60 NineTwelve Trolley 61 E-Line Trolley 62 B-Line Trolley 63 C-Line Trolley 75 Lorain 76 Broadview - Turney
77F Brecksville 78 West 117th - Puritas 79 Fulton 81 Tremont - Storer 83 Warren - West 130th 86 Rocky River Drive - Bagley
90F Broadway - Libby 94 East 260th - Richmond 246 Westlake Park-N-Ride 251 Strongsville Park-N-Ride 263 North Olmsted Park-N-Ride

Fares

Current

Facilities

Hayden Garage

  • Address: 1661 Hayden Ave., Cleveland, OH 44112

Triskett Garage

  • Address: 13405 Lakewood Heights Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44111

Woodhill Garage

  • Address: 2500 Woodhill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44104

Bus

Current

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1001-1023 2001 MCI D4000 Detroit Diesel Series 60
1052-1053 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-MCI demo units.
1054-1065 2003 MCI D4500
1701-1705? Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 1705-a.jpg 2008 MCI D4500CL
  • Assumed number range based on sightings
  • Assumed to be an MCI D4500CL (Traditional front, CT-style rear)
1801-1806? Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 1805-a.jpg MCI D4500CT
  • Number range unknown, based solely on sightings
2401-2505 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 2415-a.jpg 2003 NABI 40-LFW
(040.26)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
  • Vast majority have been retired
2601-2648 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 2611-a.jpg 2005 NABI 40-LFW
(040.26)
Caterpillar C9 Allison B400R
2801-2845 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 2845-a.jpg 2006 NABI 40-LFW
(040.26)
Caterpillar C9 Allison B400R
2900 2008 NFI DE60LFA
2901-2920 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 2903-a.jpg 2008 NFI DE60LFA Assigned exclusively to the HealthLine.
2951-2953 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 2952-a.jpg 2008 NFI D60LFA Assigned exclusively to the HealthLine.
3001-3020 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3016-a.jpg 2010 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISL Allison B500R6
3201-3216 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3205-a.jpg 2014 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R6
3251-3257 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3251-a.jpg 2014 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R6
3301-3390 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3321-a.jpg 2014-2015 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G
  • 3301 is a 2014 model bus, the rest are 2015s
3401-3416 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3409-a.jpg 2016-2017 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G
  • All are 2017 model buses
3501-3590 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3558-a.jpg
Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3515-a.jpg
2017-2018 Gillig BRTPlus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL
  • All are 2017 model buses
  • 3501-3520 are assigned exclusively to the MetroHealth Line.
  • Replaced all 2001 Novas, most 2002 NABIs and some 2003 NABIs
3601-3633 2018 Gillig BRTPlus CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G
  • Replaced all remaining 2002, and most 2003 NABIs
3701-3703 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 3702-a.jpg 2015 Gillig Trolley Replica 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
3704-3706 2016 Gillig Trolley Replica 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
3707-3711 2017 Gillig Trolley Replica 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
100-199 1971 Flxible 111-CC-D6-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8 Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
600-611, 613-699 9-11/1959 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
700-701 1/1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid 2114-2115; bought in June 1979.
800-802, 804-829 10-11/1960 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
830 1/1960 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
832 10/1959 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
839-849, 851-861,
863, 865-871,
873-883, 885-888,
890-896, 898-899
8/1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-MARTA 839-849, 851-861, 863, 865-871, 873-883, 885-888, 890-896, 898-899; bought in October 1981.
1000-1024 7-8/1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1004E 1/1953 GMC TDH-4509 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid 1004; bought in June 1979.
1051 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Ex-MCI demo unit.
1100-1144 8-9/1965 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1200-1209 (1) 1965 Flxible FD47-331-1 Detroit Diesel 4-71
1200-1212 5/1970 GMC T6H-5306 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-City of Euclid 3055-3067; bought in June 1979.
1300-1324 1964 Flxible F2D6V401-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1335E, 1339E 2/1952 GMC TDH-4509 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid 1335, 1339; bought in June 1979.
1400-1429 1961 Flxible F2D6V401-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1440E-1442E, 1445E 12/1953 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid 1440-1442, 1445; bought in June 1979.
1505E-1510E 4/1956 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid 1505-1510; bought in June 1979.
1500-1529 1962 Flxible F2D6V401-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1600-1655, 1657-1664 1963 Flxible F2D6V401-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1700-1739 7/1957 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1746E-1751E 1957 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid 1746-1751; bought in June 1979.
1752E-1754E 1958 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid 1752-1754; bought in June 1979.
1804-1808, 1813, 1815,
1822, 1824-1825,
1828-1829
11/1958 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
1900-1959 4/1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
2100-2159 8/1967 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
2101-2150 2001 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC
  • Retired
  • 2101-2104, 2106-2115, 2117-2143, 2145-2150 are retired.
  • 2102, 2104, 2107, 2109, 2114, 2115, 2120, 2134, 2136, 2141, 2142, 2146 & 2147 to TARTA 1400-1412.
2201-2320 Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority 2284-a.jpg 2002 NABI 40-LFW
(040.26)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
  • Retired in late 2018 (Shortly after delivery of 3601-3633 began in October 2018)
2305-2306 3/1966 GMC SDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
2330-2333 3/1963 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-City of Euclid same numbers; bought in June 1979.
2401-2402 12/1968 GMC T8H-5305A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
2500-2651 1/1975 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
2701-2711 2006 Optima Opus Trolley Replica Cummins ISB Allison B300R Has trolley replica features
2726-2729 4/1966 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-City of Euclid same numbers; bought in June 1979.
3000-3099 1969 Flxible 111-CC-D5 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1975.
4100-4256 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
4701-4715 1991 Flxible Metro "B"
(30102-6C)
Cummins L10
4716-4720 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(35102-6C)
Cummins L10
4721 1989 Flxible Metro "B" CNG HEV
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10G
  • Ex-Consolidated Gas Company CNG-1 (CNG test bus); bought in 1991.
  • Converted into a Hybrid CNG-Electric bus.
5535 1/1958 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet number; bought in May 1982.
5543, 5545, 5547 9/1960 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet numbers; bought in May 1982.
5550 8/1962 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet number; bought in May 1982.
5555-5556 7/1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet numbers; bought in May 1982.
5558 7/1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet number; bought in May 1982.
5560 12/1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet number; bought in May 1982.
5564-5565 8/1965 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet numbers; bought in May 1982.
5566, 5568 7/1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet numbers; bought in May 1982.
5569-5570 11/1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet numbers; bought in May 1982.
5595, 5598, 5600 1959 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Garfield Heights Coach Lines same fleet numbers; bought in May 1982.
5700-5712 1986 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
5901-5918 1993 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
63xx 2001 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Cummins ISB Allison
6319 7/1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 19; bought in June 1984.
64xx 2004 DCCBNA SLF229 Cummins ISB Allison B300R Unknown fleet numbers.
6420 10/1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 20; bought in June 1984.
6427-6429 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 27-29; bought in June 1984.
6521 9/1965 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 21; bought in June 1984.
6530 3-4/1965 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Central Ohio Transit Authority 930; bought in August 1987.
6622 7/1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 22; bought in June 1984.
6649 7/1966 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Central Ohio Transit Authority 949; bought in August 1987.
6723 8/1967 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 23; bought in June 1984.
6804, 6812, 6815, 6818 6/1968 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Central Ohio Transit Authority 104, 112, 115, 118; bought in August 1987.
6920, 6923 4/1969 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Central Ohio Transit Authority 120, 123; bought in August 1987.
6924 5/1969 GMC T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 24; bought in June 1984.
6929-6930 4/1969 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6 Ex-Central Ohio Transit Authority 129-130; bought in August 1987.
7025-7026 1970 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Brecksville Road Transit 25-26; bought in June 1984.
7032, 7035-7037, 7040, 7045 4/1970 GMC T6H-5305A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6 Ex-Central Ohio Transit Authority 132, 135-137, 140, 145; bought in August 1987.
7551, 7558 2-3/1975 GMC T6H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6 Ex-Central Ohio Transit Authority 551, 578; bought in August 1987.
8000-8142 1978 AMG 10240B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
8201-8277 1982 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Some units to Gainesville Regional Transit System 4500 series; through Midwest Bus Corporation.
8301-8377 1983 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
8501-8605 1985 Flxible Metro "A"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
8801-8877 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10
8901-8977 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
9001-9074 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10
9101-9156 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10
9157-9176 1991 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10
9201-9258 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
9301-9305 1994 Flxible Metro "D"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Suburban configuration
9401-9465 1994 Flxible Metro "D" CNG
(40102-4D)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G
9501-9515 1995 Flxible Metro "E" CNG
(40102-4D)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Suburban configuration
9571-9585 1997 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731RH
  • Suburban Configuration; (no rear door)
  • 9851 & 9852 to Eagleways New York 39581-39582 in October 2010.
9701-9731 1997 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731RH
9732-9795 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
9901-9915 1999 Nova Bus LFS
9951-9965 1999 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC Allison B400R

Rail

Current

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
181-200 1984-85 Tokyu Car Corporation Single units.
  • Red line.
301-340 1984-85 Tokyu Car Corporation Twenty paired units.
  • Red line.
801-848 1980-81 Breda Blue & Green lines.

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
101–112 1954-55 St. Louis Car Company PCC Coach
"Rapid Transit"
Single units.
113–118 1958 St. Louis Car Company PCC Coach
"Rapid Transit"
Single units.
151-170 1967 Pullman-Standard Coach
"Rapid Transit"
Single units.
171–180 1970 Pullman-Standard Coach
"Rapid Transit"
Single units.
201–256 1954-55 St. Louis Car Company PCC Coach
"Rapid Transit"
Twenty-eight paired units.
257–270 1958 St. Louis Car Company PCC Coach
"Rapid Transit"
Seven paired units.

Paratransit

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
73xx 2009 Chevrolet/ElDorado National G3500/Aerotech GM Duramax 6.6L
74xx 2010 Chevrolet/ElDorado National G4500/Aerotech GM Duramax 6.6L

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