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CSU and RTA Celebrate Grand Opening of Cleveland State Line

New 60-foot buses connect campus with West Shore communities

Officials from Cleveland State University and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority celebrated the grand opening of the new Cleveland State Line with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, December 8, 2014.

Joining CSU President Ronald Berkman and RTA CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese for the festivities outside the Clifton Martini and Wine Bar in Cleveland were Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers.

The Cleveland State Line, which replaces RTA’s old 55 routes, connects the CSU campus with Cleveland’s West Shore communities. It features 16 new, 60-foot articulated buses, fully branded for CSU. The CSU logo is woven in the fabric for the seat backs on all vehicles. CSU branding is prominently displayed at 32 new bus stations or stops on Clifton Boulevard, as well as at more than 240 stops and shelters along the route and in related materials.

The Cleveland State Line features consolidated stops, a dedicated transit lane, an enhanced streetscape and a new traffic signal system.