Despite providing millions of bus rides each year (13.8 million in 2018), Cincinnati’s bus system is severely lacking in basic infrastructure.

We believe bus riders deserve a place to sit. Thanks to generous donations of time and money, we have built benches to place at the busiest stops.


You can read more about the initiative here or click to donate so we can build even more.

Bus-only lane


Beginning in the winter of 2018, the Better Bus Coalition successfully advocated for a bus-only lane on Main St in downtown Cincinnati. The approximately four-block stretch (between 6th St and Court St) was implemented in early November 2018. We are in the process of identifying and advocating for more bus-only lanes throughout the city.

With buses carrying up to 40+ passengers at a time, prioritizing bus travel during rush hour is the most efficient way to move people in Cincinnati. Learn more about the Main St bus-only lane here.

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Who we are

The Better Bus Coalition is a grassroots organization supporting investment in Hamilton County's bus system.


We mobilize riders, engage public and private entities, and activate the community to push for a revamped bus system that provides true mobility and economic viability for our region.

The Better Bus Coalition is a nonprofit 501(c)4 organization.