• Advocacy Team

COVID-19 Local Updates: May 13, 2020

Updated: Jun 9



No date has been announced for the reopening of Cuyahoga County buildings, but when they do open visitors will have their temperatures taken and be required to wear masks, County Executive Armond Budish said Tuesday.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority expects fare collections for 2020 to be down $22.1 million from the $41.4 million previously budgeted.

  • RTA may experience a 41 percent drop in sales tax revenue, or $90.9 million, for the year.

  • The federal CARES Act carved out aid for transit authorities and $111.8 million of that is earmarked for the Greater Cleveland RTA.

  • Over the next several months RTA may cut expenses by more than $22 million, including salaries, overtime, fuel, utilities and other areas; there have been no furloughs or layoffs.

  • RTA also postponed fare increases that were part of a multi-phase plan originally adopted in 2016.

  • Rapid fare increases have been pushed to 2021 and the next paratransit fare increases were postponed to 2021 and 2022, despite the agency projecting lost revenues due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Cuyahoga County Public Library unveiled a phased plan Tuesday to reopen about half of branches in June in a limited capacity.

  • The proposal would allow patrons on June 1 to pick-up books and other materials from 13 branches — 11 open for drive through service, two open for curbside service

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