“I’ve been riding dirt bikes since I was young. I just ride for fun. I’m trying to teach (Aaron) how to ride, too. I take METRO to Manchester Road to get parts for my dirt bike. (Aaron) usually rides when I ride.”
“I retired from Akron Public Schools after 27 years as an Educational Assistant. I like poetry, reading, and I write a lot. I have a grown son and six grandchildren.”
“I just got off work. I take the #9 to the Transit Center and then take the DASH downtown. METRO is a part of my everyday work life. I’ve been riding METRO since I was 12. I’m known all around as a good kid who is full of energy and joy.”
“I started riding METRO in 1967. I remember when there was no bus service here. We made the news. Car sales went up during that time.”
When faced with a strike, the Akron Transportation Company closed its doors on April 1, 1969. Its equipment and properties were sold at a public auction and Akron became the largest U.S. city without public transportation. Four months later, METRO was created and Akron’s public transit service was restored.
“I was on The Transit Coalition and we would get together to continue transit funding. I did volunteer work for 14 years for different organizations. I was on the Executive Board for the Friends of the Highland Square Library and retired in November after 21 years.”