Public Square Construction Begins; Bus Stops Moved

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Cleveland's Public Square is a major hub for the Regional Transit Agency, where riders can transfer between east side and west side bus lines, as well as catch the Rapid at Tower City.

RTA closed several bus stops within and around the square, altering more than 30 routes. RTA CEO Joe Calabrese said the agency made those changes a week ago, and has opened new or alternate bus stops nearby.

"We moved our bus stops that needed to moved for what's anticipated to be a 15-month construction period," he said. "That connectivity was kept between various bus routes and bus routes and our rail system."

The new Public Square will contain more green space, and plans call for closing Ontario Street. Cleveland intends to finish construction in time for the Republican National Convention.

ideastream's David Molpus contributed reporting.

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