Take GCRTA to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Relax

For $5, you can take GCRTA and enjoy the parade downtown.

Mar 11, 2024

Cleveland, OH - The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is the efficient choice to get you to and from the parade.
For $5, you can take GCRTA and enjoy the parade downtown. The 2024 St. Patrick’s Day parade is expected to draw thousands of people into the central business district, and GCRTA is preparing for additional customers with extra capacity on the rail service to ensure a safe and reliable experience for everyone.

Here are some helpful travel tips for a safe and enjoyable riding experience:

  • Contactless Payment. Have your credit or debit card ready to tap, wave, or insert into the payment reader to purchase your $5 all-day pass. Keep this pass safe, as you will need to show it on your return trip.
    • $5 All-Day passes are available by contactless payment or Google Pay at the following rail stations only: Brookpark, Puritas, Triskett, W. 117, and Tower City (Red, Blue and Green Lines)
    • One-way fares ($2.50) or All-Day passes ($5.00) are available at a Ticket Vending Machine or on the Transit App with EZfare
      • Note: When purchasing on EZfare please make sure you select RTA.
  • Plan ahead & leave early. Large crowds are expected so give yourself plenty of time to arrive safely.
  • Ride the Rapid. Trains will leave frequently throughout the day. Check rideRTA.com for scheduled departure times, and RTA Transit app for real-time arrivals. Parking is free at all the station lots.
  • Ride the HealthLine. Board the HealthLine and ride from East Cleveland to Public Square.

If you haven’t already, download the RTA Transit app for the latest updates on arrival times! Follow RTA on X(Twitter) and Facebook using #CLEStPats.

GCRTA was formed in 1974 with the mission of providing public transit services to the 59 communities and 1.2 million residents of Cuyahoga County. As the largest public transit agency in the State of Ohio, GCRTA’s service options include bus, BRT, trolley, paratransit and three rail lines. GCRTA makes connections that empower individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to rise.