Official Web site of the Metro Regional Transit Authority.
In 1969, the Metro Regional Transit Authority became responsible for all transit lines in the Akron area. The last streetcars ran in 1947.
In 1883, the Akron Street Railway & Herdic Co. introduced horse car service in Akron. For many years, the streetcar system was part of the Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co., which also operated interurban lines from Cleveland through Akron and Canton, and points south.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
Many of today's bus routes in Akron have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.
Streetcars operated in Akron until 1947.
Buses have operated in Akron since 1922.
The various carhouses in the Akron area were eventually replaced with a single modern bus garage.
Some information for this page is from "The N. O. T. & L. Story", the Central Electric Railfans' Association (CERA) Bulletin 109, by James M. Blower and Robert S. Korach. Additional information is from the November 1969 issue of the magazine "Motor Coach Age".
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