Akron Metro Offering Free Rides

Starting today (March 17) Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority is offering free rides for all services, including line-service, SCAT, Call-A-Bus, and Northcoast Express.

At the same time Metro is encouraging its passengers to stay home if their trip is not medically or otherwise necessary

“These are challenging times for everyone,” Metro Executive Director Dawn Distler said in a statement. “By offering free fares, we hope to alleviate the financial burden so many folks are unexpectedly faced with in the communities we proudly serve. We also hope this assists with the distancing challenges our bus operators face when interacting with passengers during their trips.”

Distler said the transit agency is doing all it can to continue to serve passengers safely, including following the guidance of the CDC and local health officials.

She said public transportation is necessary for the community to continue to deal with the challenges at hand.

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