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Floun'say Caver is Named Interim Head of Cleveland RTA

Aug 21, 2018
GREATER CLEVELAND REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY

The public transit agency for Cuyahoga County named an interim general manager to take over when Joe Calabrese steps down September 1. Chief Operating Officer Floun’say Caver will step into the role while the agency's board of trustees searches for a permanent replacement.

Caver has been with RTA for 15 years, including stints in the budget and traffic control offices and running the bus system’s East Cleveland district. He takes over at a time of potentially dramatic change at the agency.

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You won’t be seeing a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority tax levy on your ballot this fall. The transit authority's board of trustees decided the financial need is there, but the time isn’t right.

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Family of Tamir Rice

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, July 25:

  • Officer in Tamir Rice shooting gets his suspension cut in half;
  • Cleveland RTA head steps down;
  • Akron Public Schools to open career academy this fall;
  • Health officials continue to investigate Parma Legionairres' outbreak;
  • Ohio reports first case of West Nile virus this year;
  • Rookie quaterback Baker Mayfield signs contract with Cleveland Browns;

Officer in Tamir Rice shooting gets his suspension cut in half

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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is one step closer to putting a measure on this fall's ballot that would help fund Cuyahoga County's ailing transit system.

During a Tuesday meeting of the RTA Board, transit advocates from the group Clevelanders for Public Transit called on the agency to put a tax levy before voters this November.

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The Greater Cleveland RTA board has approved spending on a new economic impact study of its complete system in Cuyahoga County.  The study from Cleveland State University could be used to promote a new tax increase.

It’s been 21 years since RTA measured the economic impact its whole system has on the community.

RTA CEO Joe Calabrese says such a study could illustrate how transit sparks other investment and could also provide details on what might be lost.

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