Learn about the Route ONE FOR FUN at an open house

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Metro is hosting an open house on Wednesday September 8, from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m., at Metro's headquarters downtown, to share details about improved Route 1 for Fun service. Current and future riders are invited to ask questions about the changes to the route.

The new FUN route is scheduled to debut in Cincinnati this fall. Route One for FUN features 30 foot, hybrid buses with all new body design. Funding was paid for with stimulus dollars.

The FUN route stops at more than 40 arts/entertainment venues in the city. Buses will run every 30 minutes, seven days a week. Although it will look different, riding the Route One will continue to cost $1.75, Metro's base, Zone 1 fare.

Arts locations to be served include:

  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
  • Elementz
  • Cincinnati Ballet
  • Music Hall
  • Washington Park
  • Memorial Hall
  • School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati
  • Duke Energy Convention Center
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
  • Piatt Park
  • ArtWorks/FAF Offices
  • Ensemble Theatre
  • Know Theatre
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati
  • Hamilton County Main Library
  • YWCA Women's Art Gallery
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Fountain Square
  • Weston Art Gallery
  • Aronoff Center for the Arts
  • Government Square Transit Center
  • Taft Theatre/Children's Theatre
  • Lytle Park
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Paul Brown Stadium
  • Great American Ball Park/Reds Hall of Fame
  • Showboat Majestic
  • US Bank Arena
  • Yeatman's Cove Park
  • Bicentennial Commons Park at Sawyer Point
  • International Friendship Park
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Krohn Conservatory
  • Eden Park
  • University of Cincinnati (CCM, art galleries)
  • Zoo Transit Hub
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

"The One for Fun will connect the dots of fun in Cincinnati," said Dave Etienne, Metro's Marketing Director. "On the Rt. 1, it's just 10 minutes from downtown to Museum Center or from downtown to the Art Museum or Krohn Conservatory. It will be a convenient way to travel to dozens of Cincinnati's treasures."

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