Greater Cleveland Civic Connection Partners
The Greater Cleveland Civic Connection public-sector partners encompass numerous utility and transportation networks over a broad service area.
These agencies are responsible for the ongoing maintenance and operation of roadways, bridges, transit, airports, maritime ports, and utilities including electrical, water, sewer, and stormwater.
City of Cleveland
The Civic Connection partners at the City of Cleveland—including the Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects, Division of Water, Division of Water Pollution Control, Cleveland Public Power, and Department of Port Control—are at the forefront of ensuring the maintenance and reliability of roadways, bridges, and airports, as well as electrical, sewer, and water utilities within the City limits and in numerous suburban communities.
Cuyahoga Countysupports economic development by focusing on infrastructure maintenance and improvements and on support for business attraction, retention, and growth through its Department of Public Works and Department of Development. These departments work together with municipal governments to strategically support business development throughout the County.
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is the nation’s 13th-largest public transit system, serving more than 45 percent of all public transit riders in the State of Ohio.
The nationally-recognized “Carrier of Distinction” provides transportation services for approximately 50 million rides annually through a variety of services, including heavy rail, light rail, bus, bus rapid transit (BRT), and Paratransit.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is the largest wastewater treatment provider in the State of Ohio, providing service to all or part of 62 communities and more than one million customers. Its three wastewater treatment facilities combine to treat over 90 billion gallons of wastewater annually and its Regional Stormwater Management Program continues to drive water quality improvement by leveraging tens of millions of dollars annually to reduce flooding, arrest stream bank erosion and maintain open conveyance of our waterways.
Port of Cleveland
The Port of Cleveland fosters regional job creation and economic vitality through its global maritime services, its development financing services, and its leadership in critical Cuyahoga River renewal and infrastructure projects. The Port’s maritime operations include the Cleveland-Europe Express – the only direct, scheduled vessel service that moves containerized and non-containerized cargo between the Great Lakes and Europe. Nearly 20,000 jobs and more than $3.5 billion in annual economic activity are tied to the Port and River system.