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

June 5, 2023
Akron Metro RTA collaborated with GCRTA to expand mobility options for residents in Summit and Cuyahoga counties.

The Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has begun operating scheduled fixed-route bus services to and from Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's (GCRTA) Southgate Transit Center to various places in Summit County. The Akron Metro RTA buses will also make stops at bus stops established along Northfield Road in Cuyahoga County.

"This is a huge win for residents of Cuyahoga County who may be looking for access to industrial jobs in Macedonia and Twinsburg, and for Summit County residents looking to access the vast opportunities in GCRTA’s network," said GCRTA COO Dr. Floun’say Caver. "The collaboration between GCRTA and Akron Metro RTA provides new mobility opportunities and demonstrates the benefits of regional cooperation."

GCRTA, along with Metro RTA customers arriving at the Southgate Transit Center, will now be able to transfer from one bus authority to another with an outreach to various destinations between Cleveland and Akron.

The new Akron Metro RTA routes are the #31 and #32. The routes will run every hour on weekdays and Saturdays through Hudson, Twinsburg, Stow and Macedonia, continuing on to Northfield and ending at GCRTA’s Southgate Transit Center in Cuyahoga County.

"I appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with Akron Metro RTA in providing integrated and innovative transportation solutions that increase service across the region and enhances the riding experience for our customers," said GCRTA General Manager and CEO India L. Birdsong Terry.