Metro offering free rides Wednesday on new 38x line

To encourage westsiders to try the new Metro Rt. 38x line from Glenway Crossing-Uptown Express direct to the UC area, all rides on this route are free on Wednesday, Sept. 21, the first day of classes at UC.

The direct service connects Cincinnati's westside neighborhoods with the growing Uptown area with six morning and six afternoon trips on weekdays.

On Sept. 21 from 5:30  to 8 a.m., morning commuters at the Glenway Crossing Transit Center & Park & Ride will start their day being greeted by Metro employees with prizes before they board their buses.

In addition to UC, the route serves Good Samaritan, Christ, and University hospitals, as well as the Cincinnati VA and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Rt. 38X also serves the Environmental Protection Agency, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and other uptown employers. The route does not go downtown.

The schedule and map can be found at:

Fare is normally $1.75 each way, or $70 for a pass offering unlimited monthly rides.

Rt. 38X uses the new Glenway Crossing Transit Center & Park & Ride, now under construction in the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center at Glen Crossing Way and Anderson Ferry Road (across from HH Gregg). Free parking is available in the adjacent lot during construction.