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Release Date: July 21,2023

METRO RTA to Provide Free Fares on August 8, Special Election

July 21, 2023, Akron, Ohio — Summit County residents can utilize METRO services to get to their polling location for free during Ohio’s Special Election on Tuesday, August 8. METRO’s fixed-route and ADA services will be provided at no cost to passengers.

“METRO understands that access to transportation is essential when it comes to diminishing barriers across our community,” said CEO METRO Dawn Distler. “We provide free fares for General Elections, but we understand that the Special Election on August 8 is significant. We are proud to give our passengers an avenue to exercise their right to vote.”

Polling locations in Summit County are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8. Early voting is open now. For early voting times or to find your polling location, contact the Summit County Board of Elections at 330-643-5200 or visit their website at

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, equitable, dependable, cost-effective and customer focused, now and into the future.