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Release Date: October 25,2023

METRO RTA to Provide Free Fares on Select Dates in November

October 23, 2023, Akron, Ohio — METRO will be providing free fares on Election Day Tuesday, November 7, Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, and Giving Tuesday, November 28.

“Everyone should be able to visit the polls; access to transportation should not be a barrier to voting,” said CEO Dawn Distler. “Providing free fares on Veteran’s Day is a chance to thank our Veterans and their families for the sacrifices they made for the freedoms that we enjoy today. Giving Tuesday is another opportunity for METRO to give back to our community members.”

Free fares include METRO Direct and METRO ADA services only.

Polls are open on Tuesday, November 7 from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and voters can visit to find their polling location.

To learn more about Giving Tuesday, visit

Visit for information on routes and times.

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.