RTA Is Using Today's Championship Parade Craziness to Remind Northeast Ohio That It's Underfunded

The budget and infrastructure woes of RTA have long been known and recently and repeatedly in the news, what with the service cuts and fare hikes.

Today's Cavs celebration and the estimated one kajillion people who are descending on downtown to revel in the championship parade are taxing RTA's services, to put it lightly, and putting its services in the spotlight. Lines formed early and long and, as is the case when things don't go smoothly, riders have taken to Twitter to voice their frustrations. God bless whoever is running RTA's social media accounts today, because there's simply no possible way the regional transit organization was prepared to handle the crowds. It simply wasn't built to accommodate this many people. That being said, it's an absolute shitshow out there.

And so the RTA Twitter feed has become a running public apologies...


but also a PR outlet as RTA reminds Northeast Ohio, both through its own words and through retweets, that funding for public transit in Ohio is pretty freaking awful.


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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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