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METRO Kicks Off 20-Year Transit Plan!


Friday, May 20, 2011 8:39:47 AM Categories: Events METRO News Transit Center

What are you doing in 20 years? METRO Regional Transit Authority is attempting to answer that question and needs input from Summit County residents.

METRO has begun developing a plan to guide the implementation of a transit network over the next twenty years. Feedback and thoughts from the community are welcomed and needed.
“We need your input on how METRO can best drive the transit future of Summit County,” said Catondra Noye, METRO director of planning.

As a part of the planning process, METRO will study all of Summit County and the potential transit linkages to nearby counties.

New transit technologies will also play a role in discussions.

“Local bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, and streetcar are on METRO’s mind. We want our riders to think big and think outside the bus,” said Noye.

METRO is holding a series of community outreach events throughout the year. The events will provide the public with the opportunity to learn more about the study elements and contribute to the development of plan guiding METRO during the next 20 years.

The first series of meetings begin on May 25th and 26th. The meeting schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 25
METRO Transit Center
631 S. Broadway
Downtown Akron
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Chapel Hill Mall
2000 Brittain Rd.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Main Library
60 S. High St.
Downtown Akron
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 26
Barberton Library
602 W. Park Ave.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cuy. Falls Natatorium
2345 Fourth St.
Cuyahoga Falls
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Twinsburg City Hall
10075 Ravenna Rd.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“METRO’s best-laid plans will not work without feedback from our community,” said Noye.

Visit our long-range transit master plan page for updates and please contact with questions.