“I’ve been drawing since I was a little girl. My mom said I would draw pictures on the wall behind furniture, and she would find them when she moved the furniture around. I took AP art in high school, and that’s when I learned how to paint. My paintings got first place at my high school art show.
“I’m currently a senior going into my last semester at Kent State University. I’m majoring in sculpture, but I mostly do woodwork and ceramics. Then I’m off to get my masters in art education.
“I enjoy working with people. Each piece has to be a person. No abstract, just people. In the metal welding piece (shown in the far left case), the project was making people without using faces. I had to summarize the person’s entity without using their face. I rely on faces to much, so I relied just on clothing.”
“To be a safe driver you have to be a defensive driver. You have to anticipate what others on the road are going to do. It’s a gift in my mind and my colleagues feel the same way. You have to be constantly looking, have straight vision and also peripheral vision.”
Operator Kline has 23 years of safe driving under his belt and 26 years of service at METRO.
“I love my job. I look forward to coming to work everyday. I look forward to owning the road. This job teaches you patience and teaches you a lot about yourself. You have to treat others the way you want to be treated.”
“I’m a new grandfather to my 15 month old grandson. I love it. I like to help others. I help my family with general labor… landscaping and stuff they need done around the house.”
“I usually take the #1 to the Transit Center then take the DASH to campus. My boyfriend and I share a car and if he has it I take the bus. When my car broke down a few weeks ago, I took the bus everywhere. It was EASY and FREE.”
Elizabeth is a student at The University of Akron and utilizes her Zip Card to get free fares on METRO’s line-service routes. All students, staff, and faculty can ride free with their Zip Card.
“As students, we are very fortunate to ride free. I love METRO… I tell everyone about it. We live on W. Market and there’s a bus stop right in front of our apartment. I always feel safe on the bus and all the drivers I’ve had have been friendly. My boyfriend and I want to take METRO to Cleveland sometime and spend a day out there.”