AKRON TRANSIT ROUTES

CONCISE HISTORY

In 1969, the publicly owned Metro Regional Transit Authority acquired the privately owned Akron Transportation Co. This page lists Metro routes which can trace their histories back to privately ownership. Some routes were eventually discontinued by Metro. Other routes were restructured going into the 21st Century, and are identified using the more recent numbers and names. And since its formation Metro added several new bus routes, which are not listed.



Route   Route Name                     Streetcar    Buses       Notes
Number  (Segment/Former Route Name)    Or New Bus   Introduced

  1      West Market                    1888          7/28/34   Trolleybus 1942-1959
  2      Arlington                      12/  /15      6/11/32   Trolleybus 1946-1959
  3      Copley/Hawkins (W. Exchange)   1899          5/30/31
  4      Delia/North Hawkins            New Bus      1920's
  6      East Market/Lakemore           1885         11/16/41   Trolleybus 1941-1959
  7      Cuyahoga Falls Ave.            1894          6/24/33   Trolleybus 1945-1959
  8      Kenmore/Barberton (S. Main)    1883          3/27/47   Trolleybus 1946-1959
  9      Wooster/East Ave.              1889          6/11/32
 10      Howard/Portage Trail           1889         10/19/26
 11      Thornton                       New Bus      1920's
 12      Talmadge Hill (Forest Hill)    1894          4/12/30
 13      Grant/Firestone                1889         12/28/26   Trolleybus 1941-1959
 14      Euclid                         New Bus      1920's
 15      Brown                          New Bus      1920's
 18      Thornton/Manchester (Bowery)   1895          2/ 1/27
 19      Eastland (Spicer)              1888          5/30/31
 30      Goodyear/Darrow                New Bus      1920's


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