East 34th St. RTA Rapid Transit Station
In early summer 2014 Campus District, Inc. learned that the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority had engaged consultant Parsons Brinkerhoff to study the possible closing of the East 34th Street Transit Station and the two East 79th Street stations.
CDI convened stakeholders from the community for numerous meetings with RTA staff and then made a presentation to the GCRTA Board on why the station is critical to the community. Campus District community leaders pointed to the $190 million of investments underway and the continued increase in population as reasons to relocate the station to a more visible and accessible site, however GCRTA determined that the station cannot be moved.
Following a nearly a year-long campaign, the RTA Board of Trustees passed a resolution that it will design and build a new East 34th St. Rapid Transit Station. The new station will be ADA accessible and provide much needed services to the Campus District community. On April 25th , 2017 the GCRTA Board approved a contract to Panzica Construction for $6 million to construct a new station at East 34th St. The project will started construction in Spring 2017 and in October of 2018 opened to the public.