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Cleveland transit agency begins gathering rider data for project planning purposes

Over the next four weeks, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) will be conducting an extensive on-board analysis of its rail and bus routes as part of a broader effort to help planners develop projects that suit the region's transportation needs.

Surveyors from national research firm ETC Institute began riding trains and buses, and counting riders who get on and off at each stop, last week. They will continue to survey the routes through Dec. 6, as well as during one week in January, GCRTA officials in a prepared statement.

The second part of the survey will start in spring, when researchers will interview riders to collect more data.

The survey is the first of its kind at GCRTA in 20 years, agency officials said. The Federal Transit Administration requires the information gathering as part of the project planning process, they said.


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