RTA, Cleveland's Regional Transit Authority, gets much grief. I, for one, railed against their impossible to navigate ticket machines. They've since reprogrammed them to make it somewhat simpler.
I don't use RTA on a regular basis because my job has me driving all over northeast Ohio. I'll tell you though, if I did work downtown I'd love taking RTA everyday. I have siblings and friends who do it. The idea of stress-free commuting while enjoying the radio, podcasts or music while reading the paper seems ideal.
My city house is a few blocks from the Triskett Rapid Transit stop. Often times I'll take the rapid downtown for my evening festivities or a ballgame. It's convenient and I can have a few beers without worry.
Today, thanks to the Cleveland Foundation, everyone rides for free on RTA. It's their way of saying thanks.
So if you've got some spare time and haven't taken a ride on RTA for awhile why not head downtown...on the house.