(Cleveland) East Side RTA rapid transit riders will have to hop on a bus instead this weekend.

The transit authority announced it is shutting down East Side service Saturday and Sunday, and using buses to transport rapid riders.

The Red Line from Tower City to the airport will operate as usual, and the Waterfront line will run every thirty minutes.

The shutdown is at the request of the Ohio Department of Transportation.  RTA will also be performing extensive maintenance this weekend.

RTA apologizes to riders for any inconvenience.

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