Release Date: September 3,2020

METRO RTA to Launch METRO Connect, a New Pilot Program Serving Designated Areas Within Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, and Tallmadge

September 3, 2020, Akron, OH — METRO Regional Transit Authority is excited to introduce METRO Connect, a new mobility option for those traveling within Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, and Tallmadge. METRO Connect is a pilot program and begins Monday, September 14, 2020.

Customers can call ahead to schedule their trip and will be picked up at a bus stop within the designated area as outlined on the METRO Connect map, viewable on akronmetro.org.

“This pilot program is an opportunity for us to explore a new mobility option to better serve our customers traveling in the Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, and Tallmadge areas,” said METRO CEO Dawn Distler. “As travel patterns change, we continue to look for innovative solutions to provide more efficient service to the communities we serve. We’re proud to implement this pilot program and we look forward to evaluating its success.”

METRO Connect is a call-ahead service available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a guaranteed pick-up time, reservations are encouraged one business day prior to the scheduled trip by calling (330) 376-5353. Customers with reservations will receive a 15 minute pick-up window.

Line-service bus fare applies to METRO Connect trips (i.e. $1.25 for a single trip).

METRO RTA is the public transportation provider in Summit County. METRO enhances the quality of life for our community by providing innovative transportation solutions that are safe, dependable, cost-effective and customer focused, now and into the future.