In a decision reached on Tuesday, the board said the tax levy could be an option for voters sometime in 2019.
Clevelanders for Public Transit (CPT) said they were disappointed at the decision, but were glad to see the RTA is pursuing a redesign of the transit network to meet the needs of residents across Cuyahoga County, according to a news release by CPT.
Key takeaways from the board's decision, according to President Dennis Clough:
Customers who rely on public transit must be seen as a priority in the community
More investment in public transit
Identify more sources of funding
Allow for significant public input into the process
The RTA said there are several studies in place that will help in future planning and decision making surrounding the levy.