CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has announced that there will be an expansion of coverage connecting Cuyahoga and Summit counties.
Beginning Monday, June 5, the Akron METRO RTA will begin operating a fixed-route bus service to and from the GCRTA's Southgate Transit Center to various places in Summit County as well as stops along Northfield Road in Cuyahoga County.
“This is a huge win for residents of Cuyahoga County who may be looking for access to industrial jobs in Macedonia and Twinsburg, and for Summit County residents looking to access the vast opportunities in GCRTA’s network,” said GCRTA Chief Operating Office, Dr. Floun’say Caver. “The collaboration between GCRTA and Akron METRO RTA provides new mobility opportunities and demonstrates the benefits of regional cooperation.”
The new expansion will create access to more jobs and opportunities for passengers, with riders being able to transfer from one bus to another bus at the Southgate Transit Center to reach more destinations between Cleveland and Akron.
“Providing 30-minute service to GCRTA’s Southgate Transit Center will create new access to jobs and opportunities for our passengers, “said Dawn Distler, METRO RTA Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud that our team continues to think outside of the bus by building connections beyond Summit County, and I thank GCRTA for their continued partnership in creating these connections for our communities.”
The Akron METRO RTA routes #31 and #32 will run every hour on weekdays and Saturdays through Hudson, Twinsburg, Macedonia and Northfield before ending at GCRTA's Southgate Transit Center.
“I appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with Akron METRO RTA in providing integrated and innovative transportation solutions that increase service across the region, and enhance the riding experience for our customers,” said GCRTA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer India L. Birdsong Terry.
The Akron METRO RTA bus route schedule can be found HERE. Riders can also use the Transit app to purchase fare media, plan trips, pay fares and track vehicles.