But the RTA rapid that whisks riders from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to downtown in 20 minutes -- for $2 -- has an identity problem.
Airport employees and those who arrive for conventions love it. Vacation and business travelers generally spurn it in favor of cars or taxis.
The rapid helped lure the Society of American Baseball Research convention to Cleveland last July. Many of the hundreds who arrived by air took the rapid to their downtown hotel, said Susan Petrone, director of communications for SABR.
If my cat had not been resting on my lap while I read that, I might have reacted by throwing my computer across the room. Or possibly just gotten more indignant.
I have subsequently discovered that the Marriott people refused to give me any points for staying at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel. The Forest City just keeps on kicking me in the groin and standing over me taunting me and pelting me with pirogis.