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Akron Putting Finishing Touches on Bus System Overhaul

Akron Metro RTA recently announced the details of an overhaul of its bus system—the reorganization will affect every one of the system's 36 fixed bus routes.
July 27, 2016, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Metro RTA is looking to boost the frequency of buses on its core routes during peak work hours," reports Rick Armon. The transit planning effort, called Driving Akron Forward, has been the subject of a recent round of public hearings.

"The biggest adjustment — and one that likely will please many regular riders — involves running buses every 20 minutes on core routes in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Barberton between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays," according to Armon. In some cases, frequencies will be improved, according to the article, by cutting stops—what's known as consolidation or stop thinning in the transit planning parlance.

The article has more details on Driving Akron Forward, as well as initial public reactions to the plan.

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Published on Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Akron Beacon Journal
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