Akron Metro RTA

Akron, Ohio 44301


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416 Kenmore Blvd
Akron, Ohio 44301

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Gert Wilms named Akron Metro's legal and government affairs officer

Jan. 4, 2024
In the role, Wilms will ensure agency compliance with local and federal regulations, as well as assist with the development and implementation of public policies and programs....
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Akron Metro breaks ground on new Maintenance and Operations Facility

Nov. 22, 2023
The new facility will support current and future operational needs by providing adequate facilities to maintain a state of good repair and improve efficiencies for Akron Metro...
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Akron Metro launches redesign of fixed-route services as Reimagined Network

June 16, 2023
The Reimagined Network features a new streamlined service, with five new high-frequency 15-minute corridors, three new 30-minute routes and new regional connections to Brimfield...

Akron Metro RTA will be expanding fixed route services into Summit County through GCRTA's Southgate Transit Center

Akron Metro RTA collaborated with GCRTA to expand mobility options for residents in Summit and Cuyahoga counties.
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APTA honors six transit agencies with 2023 Bus Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

The awards recognize transit organizations for their innovative and proactive safety and security programs.
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Akron METRO announces new chief culture officer position, welcomes Tatia Harris on board

June 10, 2022
Harris will oversee diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, as well as training, planning and fostering an equitable, sustainable culture and forging productive partnerships...
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Left to right: Angela Neeley, Jy Hunter and Jarrod Hampshire

Akron Metro promotes to C-level roles

March 9, 2022
Jay Hunter has been named Chief Administrative Officer, Angela Neeley, will serve as Chief Financial Officer and Jarrod Hampshire has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer....

Akron Metro approves contract with TWU

Feb. 17, 2022
The contract has a retroactive effect date from June 1, 2021 and will expire on May 31, 2024.
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In memoriam: Honoring Akron METRO Board President Bernard M. Bear

Feb. 17, 2022
The public transportation community is mourning the loss of longtime Akron, Ohio, resident and transit enthusiast Bernard M. Bear, who passed away Jan. 27, 2022.
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Akron Metro RTA releases first draft of new bus network

Sept. 22, 2021
The draft network was designed to meet the goals of the agency's strategic plan adopted in November 2020.

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Akron Metro will roll out its Reimagined Metro bus network plan on June 4 following approval from its Board of Trustees at the end of March.

Akron Metro to implement Reimagined Network following board approval

April 7, 2023
The revamped network has been planned since 2021 and promises to make transit more useful to residents by expanding access to destinations and opportunities.
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Akron Metro RTA introduced its first two batter-electric buses on March 29. The board approved the purchase of two additional electric buses on the same day.
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Akron Metro RTA introduces first two electric buses

The transit board also approved the purchase of two additional electric buses on the same day as the launch with the transit agency expecting all four buses to be in service by...
Moovit has rolled out real-time crowding information in its app.
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Moovit releases real-time crowding, wheelchair accessible feature for its app

Feb. 17, 2021
Moovit has rolled out two new features to promote safer and more comfortable transit rides: Real-time crowding information and wheelchair accessibility.

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COTA is one of eight Ohio transit agencies to be awarded state grants for clean vehicle bus replacements.
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State grants to fund Ohio transit agency bus purchases

Jan. 14, 2021
The nearly $10 million in funds will be used to replace 40 aging diesel buses at transit agencies throughout the state.