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Cleveland RTA hearing
Transit Authority holding public hearings on rate hikes, route cuts.
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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The first hearing on proposed transit service cuts and rate hikes for Cuyahoga County public transportation service drew a crowd in Cleveland last night service. U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich was among those attending the hearing. He told officials that the RTA should be lowering fares and extending service instead of increasing fares and cutting routes. Other transit riders said they don't like the fare increases but would prefer paying more over having services cut.
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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has scheduled five public hearings to discuss a proposed fuel surcharge and service reductions. HEARING SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 Noon, Cleveland Public Library Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave. NE 6:00 pm, Cleveland City Hall Room 220, 601 E Lakeside Ave Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 6:00 pm, Cleveland Heights Community Center, One Monticello Blvd. at Mayfield Road Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 6:00 pm, Brooklyn Senior Community Center, 7727 Memphis Ave. All sites are served by public transit and are accessible. Interpretive services for hearing-impaired persons will be available. If you cannot attend a hearing, you can send comments by Aug. 18, 2008 to: public-comment@gcrta.org RTA Marketing and Communications Department 1240 West Sixth Street Cleveland, OH 44113 or call: 216-781-4299

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