Metro bus driver recovers after being beaten by two female riders

http://www.wlwt.com/article/metro-bus-driver-recovers-after-being-beaten-by-two-female-riders/15858220

Bus drivers are susceptible to many dangers; in the last year, three have been assaulted in the metro area.

William Simpson said Sept. 29 is one day he will never forget in his 23-year career as a Metro bus driver.

 

CINCINNATI - On the cusp of the streetcar's second anniversary, Cincinnati Bell has contacted the City of Cincinnati and said it has qualms about continuing to pay for the naming rights of the streetcar, a source told 

CINCINNATI -- City leaders continued their search for answers Tuesday as problems continued to pile up with the streetcar, 18 months into the system's operation.

At the heart of the numerous issues facing the struggling transit system: too many cooks in the kitchen

https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/bus-advocates-bring-concerns-to-new-transit-authority-board

CINCINNATI -- Six new members swore their oaths Tuesday to serve on the region's transit board, as the agency prepares to reinvigorate its bus service through a proposed transit-dedicated sales tax.

Apparently Cincinnati's floundering streetcar is going well enough for the top government official overseeing the rail line to receive a $22,000 raise.

SORTA has promoted streetcar director Paul Grether to a vice president's role and bumped his annual salary from $103,122 to $125,000, according to public records obtained by Politics Extra.

Come on, is SORTA really this bad at timing and public relations?

Council to Metro: If you just found $8M, why would you increase bus fares?

CINCINNATI -- More mixed feelings surrounded Metro's future during Tuesday's City Council committee meeting, when council members heard hopes for a better bus system but also asked tough questions about transit authority management.

https://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/council-to-metro-if-you-just-found-8m-...

The man found guilty of assaulting a Metro bus driver has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Keron Hayes, 21, was captured on video attacking Metro bus driver Mark Gibson on Nov. 14.