METRO's 50th birthday party

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  • Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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In August of 1969, the newly created Akron Metropolitan Regional Transit Authority successfully restored public transportation to the city of Akron. Fifty years later, METRO is ready to celebrate its birthday with members of the community.

METRO’s 50th Birthday Party will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Robert K Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway St, Akron. The public is invited to join in birthday festivities for all ages. There will be giveaways and prizes (while supplies last), entertainment, a community vendor fair and more. There will also be a Touch-A-Bus, where folks can explore every type of bus in METRO’s fleet. Attendees will also be able to admire works by local artists inside the art gallery on wheels, aka the METRO bus.

As a bonus, METRO is gifting free rides on all of its services that same day.