Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:27

METRO RTA Offering Free Rides

(METRO RTA) Beginning Tuesday, January 29, 2019 through Friday, February 1, 2019, METRO is offering free fares on all services, including line-service, Northcoast Express, SCAT, and Call-A-Bus.
 
The Weather Channel has warned that the coldest arctic outbreak in at least 20 years is expected this week in parts of the Midwest. With temperatures so low, METRO invites members of the community to utilize its services for a dependable mode of transportation.
 
“We do not cancel operations; this is transportation people can rely on. We run 359 days a year, in all weather conditions,” said METRO Executive Director Dawn Distler. “We want to make the boarding process as easy as possible for folks coming in from the cold, so we decided to waive fares during the arctic blast. It was an easy decision to make.”
 
First-time riders can call METRO at 330.762.0341 or visit akronmetro.org for schedule information. Or, you can plan your trip using Google Transit.
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Metro RTA is looking to reoganize their services and the lines that run through Summit County by 2019...

But before a plan is in place, Metro says they want your input on how their routes should look. 

That is why they're hosting a series of open houses with the idea that residents from Summit County will come and offer their ideas on where bus lines should run, how often, and more. 

Valerie Shea, Director of Planning and Development at Metro RTA, tells us the last time they've looked at the system as a whole was in the mid-90's and that development patterns, job locations, and where people live and work have changed since then, so it's time to take a look at different options. 

Below is a list of when and where the open house events will be held:

• Tuesday: 6 p.m. at the Barberton Active Adult Center/YMCA, 500 W. Hopocan Ave., Barberton. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

• Wednesday: 6 p.m. at the Northwest Akron Public Library, 1720 Shatto Ave., Akron. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

• Thursday: 6 p.m. at the Green Public Library, 4046 Massillon Road, Green. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• April 3: 7 p.m. at Wilcox Elementary School, 9198 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. There will be a formal presentation at 7:15 p.m.

• April 4: noon to 10 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

• April 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rolling Acres Transit Center, 2340 Romig Road, Akron.

• April 5: 6 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St., Cuyahoga Falls. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

• April 14: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway, Akron.

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