Visitors Can Go Back In Time With ‘50 Years Of Metro’ History Exhibit In Cincinnati

Metro is inviting people to take a trip back through its 50 years of service in Cincinnati and Hamilton County with an exhibition of historical documents, passes, uniforms and other memorabilia dating to its inception in 1973 and beyond. The exhibit was developed in partnership with the Cincinnati Transit Historical Association (CTHA) and the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Public Library (CHPL).

“As we move into our second half-century of service, it’s important to look back and take stock of how far we’ve come,” Metro CEO & General Manager Darryl Haley said. “We’re thrilled to partner with the CTHA and the public library to bring that history to life with this one-of-a-kind exhibit.”

As part of the exhibit, visitors will explore Metro’s history and view historical items such as photos; vintage maps, schedules, fare tokens and passes; historical signage featuring previous logos and brands; previous uniforms and apparel; bus hardware; and more.

The exhibit can be viewed at the CHPL Downtown branch lobby from Aug. 7 through Sept. 7.

The exhibit is just one of many festivities Metro is hosting to celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout the month of August. Metro was established in 1973 by Cincinnati voters on Aug. 15, 1973.

Metro invites the community to join in the celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fountain Square, for a family-friendly 50th Birthday Bash featuring emcee Holly Morgan with Mix 94.9, live music by 2nd Wind Band, roaming performers from Circus Mojo, appearances by local celebrities and elected officials, community partners and vendors, lawn games, food trucks, sweet treats, prizes, giveaways and more.

To see the full lineup of Metro’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, visit

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