“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.”