Akron Metro Building Transit Center in Chapel Hill

An architect’s drawing of the Akron Metro Independence Transit Center now under construction

Akron Metro RTA broke ground this week on a new transit center in the Chapel Hill area that will enable riders to wait indoors for their bus.

The $900,000 Independence Transit Center will feature a temperature-controlled waiting area that will serve the 600 to 700 passengers who board buses there daily.

The center is being built at the site of a former Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery and its waiting room will have a capacity of 100.

The center is expected to take a year to construct and will be located on Romig Road

The center will be about 2,500 square feet and have seats with protective overhangs in addition to the indoor waiting room.

Security will be provided by surveillance and be monitored by Metro RTA’s road supervisors and police department.

During construction, Metro buses will lay over by the Metro bus stop in the Chapel Hill Mall parking lot near the J.C. Penney store.

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