And a huge thanks to individual donors:
Socstoc.com, Jeremy Lambertson, Queen City Bike, Jack Martin, Dan Mess, Anonymous, Patrick Moloughney, JoAn Mallari, Tom Holley, Lucinda Hurst, Kelly Dobos, Ian Budd, Don Griffith, Kathy Laufman, Larry Johnson, Graeme Daley, Nern Ostendorf, Jeremy Johnson, John Stork, Jacob Somerson, Ron Gillespie, Noel Prows
First Printing: SORTA, Randy A. Simes, UrbanCincy, Bobbie Dearringer, Ria Schalnat, Molly O'toole, John A. Maddux, Judge Mark P. Painter, The Mercantile Library, Chris Glass, Jen Kawanari, Ryan Lammi, Benjamin Tautges, Gregg Hothem, David Johnson, Ryan Hamilton, Nick Workman, Zachary Schunn, Shawn Hess, Andrew Lange, Richard Hartke, Jenny Kessler, Nate Bullock, Mark Johnson, L Gibbs, Evone Bradley, Angela Chang, Peter Kaplan, Chris Bacarella, Grant Szabo, Lauren Osborne, Chris Davis, Calvin Cheng, TJ Ellis, John Williams, Lynne Lefebvre, Jenna Filipkowski, Rebecca Cionni, Tom Schutte, junkbunny, Tricia Bateman, Lisa Grant, Kristin, Noah Jepson, Patricia Lee, Joejjd, WindmillChasr, Gerard Syshay, Evan Passero, Jon Cramer, Ursula Roma, Jessalynn Strauss, Stance Beverly, Dan Mess & Ralph Greene, Jessica Kornfeld, Nick Dewald, Frank E. Henson, Jayson Taylor, Ian Budd, MyJetSki, Stephanie Pyle, Jon Reams, Bob Schwartz, Garrett Schnieber, David Stephen Kalonick, Lucinda Hurst, Colleen O'Connor, Dick Waller, David Dawson, Kimberly Starbuck, Julian Benton, kaleemux, Michael Boberg, Debbie Deppe, Don Griffith, Niamh J. O'Leary, Jeffrey Bridgeman, Jonathan Warren, Lewis Riley, Dan Reid, Gail Ginther, Dave Menninger, Alex Mak, Scott Jones, Shawn P. Tubb, Steven C. Martin, Laura Baverman, Tom Jenkins, Bruce Murray, Georgia Moore, Nikki Stipek Allen, Kelly Dobos, Margy Waller, John Morrow, Derek Bauman, D.J. Trindle, Mary Donaldson, Michelle Taute, John Stafford Hogan, Viola Powers
The Cincinnati Transit Map is a project made possible by the community that uses it! It was originally funded through the donations of more than 120 people and organizations from libraries, lawyers, and locals to ex-cincinnatians living abroad and SORTA itself.
Fundraising has now finished for the second printing, with just over $1,200 raised to print 20,000 updated transit maps!
If you'd like to help distribute maps, just send me an email and I'll be happy to get some to you or your organization!
I'd also like to encourage you to contact organizations who's websites have driving directions or street maps, and encourage them to include a link to this site. You'd be surprised how many such pages there are, and how few of them mention transit as an option even were it's actually a very good one. By reminding people that public transit can be a viable choice for many of their trips, you can help to slowly change people's opinions and get new people togive it a try. Below is a sample letter you can use when contacting an organization:
I noticed that your website, www.example.com includes a page of maps and driving directions to your location. I'd like to incourage you to include a link to www.cincymap.org, www.tankbus.org, and www.go-metro.com. I think it's important for the people who visit your site to have access to information on local public transit services when planning their trips. The first website, www.cincymap.org, has a simple map of the region's transit systems that makes it easy for people to understand which lines go where, and how long they can expect to wait. Including a link to this page will let your visitors know that they might be able to save money, time, and hassle by taking one of the city's high-frequency transit lines to and from your location.