Gail“I was a prisoner in my own mind. I didn’t want to get on the bus because I was ashamed of what was left after my surgery – my speech impediment – but it’s gotten a lot easier. I’m a people person; I like interacting with different people and I’ve met people in my travels. I’m not saying I might not find my husband on the bus, but I’m cool!

“I spend about an hour on the bus getting where I need to go. I take the Route #2 to work at Goodwill Industries in the Arlington Plaza, and the Route #19 to my doctors appointments at Akron City Hospital.

“Public transportation is important because everybody doesn’t have the ability to drive or the financials to maintain a car and insurance. I can’t really say how many years I’ve been riding, but METRO bus has never hurt me!”