Greater Cleveland RTA officials hope the Ohio General Assembly steers more funds toward transit

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority officials have joined the call for the Ohio General Assembly to direct more money toward the state’s 61 urban and rural public transportation systems.

Floun’say Caver, interim general manager of RTA — the state’s largest mass transit agency, providing 35 million rides annually and the only Ohio system with both heavy and light rail — said long-term planning is constrained by how it receives money from the state in the form of federal transportation funds.