Cincinnati’s bus lane gets ‘BUS ONLY’ markings to help drivers see it

Crews painted giant “BUS ONLY” letters on the city’s bus lane Wednesday in the hopes it will make it easier for drivers to see.

The bus-only lane, which went into effect Nov. 5 along Downtown’s Main Street corridor, has helped increase traffic efficiency by 20 percent, according to Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld and Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority officials.

Riders have asked for more enforcement since the lane opened, and officials hope eight “bus only” markings will help remind drivers.