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METRO RTA to Offer Free Fares Saturday, January 6 for the City of Akron Mayor Ceremonial Swearing-In and Community Celebration


Posted by Stephanie Fairchild Tuesday, December 26, 2023 11:04:00 AM Categories: METRO News

METRO RTA will offer free fares on METRO Direct & ADA services on Saturday, January 6, 2024, the date of the ceremonial swearing-in and community celebration for Mayor Shammas Malik. Fare fares serve as a celebration of the vibrant legacy of Mayor Horrigan, whose dedication has shaped the city of Akron, and as an enthusiastic anticipation for the future.

“We are proud to acknowledge the unwavering support for public transportation from Mayor Horrigan and Mayor-Elect Malik,” said CEO Dawn Distler. “Their shared advocacy for fair and equitable transportation across our region has been instrumental in fostering a connected and accessible community. We offer free fares on January 6 as a gesture of gratitude for the past and a warm welcome to the future.”

METRO RTA invites the Akron community to join us in celebrating the inauguration of Mayor Shammas Malik by enjoying a day of complimentary METRO Direct & ADA services on Saturday, January 6, 2024. As we extend our heartfelt appreciation to Mayor Horrigan for his transformative leadership, we also eagerly anticipate the positive impact that Mayor Malik will bring to Akron’s future.

Free fares on this day symbolize our commitment to a community with seamless connectivity and accessibility, reflecting the shared values of both leaders. We look forward to a continued partnership in advancing public transportation for the betterment of Akron.

For more information on the community celebration for Mayor Malik, visit