Metro Regional Transit Authority

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The Metro Regional Transit Authority, also known as the Metro RTA and Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority, is the primary transit operator for Summit County and Akron, Ohio. Various routes by the Metro RTA also serve surrounding communities.

History

Routes

Maps & Schedules

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 416 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44301
  • Phone: 330-762-0341 or 1-800-227-9905

Downtown Transit Center

  • Address: 631 South Broadway St., Akron, Ohio 44311

Bus Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1111-1118 2016 Gillig Low Floor CNG 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
  • Used on the Free Downtown Akron Shuttle (DASH)
  • They feature a purple DASH-branded livery
1701-1704 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
1711-1720 2010 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
1801-1806 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1811-1816 2011 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
2005-2006 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
  • Used for express routes
  • Refurbished in 2016
2007-2012 2009 MCI D4500CT Used for express routes
2101 2010 Gillig Low Floor CNG
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
Ex-Demo
2111-2112 2011 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
2121-2143 2012 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
2151-2160 2012 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
2171-2180 2013 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
2201-2206 2014 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
2301-2308 2015 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
2311-2313 2016 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport
ISL G
2314-2321 2017 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
2322-2329 2018 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
2330-2338 2020 Gillig Low Floor CNG 40'
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
They feature a new gray-base livery
5001 2010 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB
5011-5013 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB
6001-6006 Akron Metro Transit 6004-a.jpg 2013 New Flyer XN60 Cummins Westport ISL G 6004 was demonstrated at Hamilton Street Railway on May 13, 2013.
7000-7001 2022 Gillig Low Floor EV 40'
(G28D102N4)
  • Akron Metro's first electric buses
  • Unveiled to the public on March 29th, 2022[1]
  • Named Bolt and Volt respectively

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
34, 36, 60, 67,
70, 87-89, 92-93, 96
1980 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-6-1)
  • Ex-SORTA 634, 636, 660, 667, 670, 687-689, 692-693 & 696.
  • Exx-NYCMTA.
101 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same number.
105, 108-109 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103
110 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
111, 114 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103 Ex-Cincinnati Transit Company; bought in 1969.
115 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
116 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103 Ex-Cincinnati Transit Company; bought in 1969.
125 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
128 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103 Ex-Cincinnati Transit Company; bought in 1969.
129-130 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
133, 136-137, 142 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103 Ex-Cincinnati Transit Company; bought in 1969.
144-145 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
146, 150 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103
153, 156 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
157 (1st) 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103 Ex-Cincinnati Transit Company; bought in 1969.
157 (2nd),
158
1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
161-162, 165,
166 (1st)
1951-52 GMC TDH-5103
166 (2nd) 1981 Grumman Flxible 870 (40102-8-1) Ex-SORTA same numbers.
183, 188-189, 194 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103 Ex-Cincinnati Transit Company; bought in 1969.
200 1956 GMC TDH-5106 Ex-SEPTA 690; bought in 1971.
208, 218, 225 1951-52 GMC TDH-5103
295-296 1953-58 GMC TDM-4509 Ex-Akron-Manchester-Canal-Fulton Bus Company #?; bought in 1971.
299 GMC TDH-4512
  • Unknown year.
  • Ex-Kent State University 874; bought in 1969.
300, 302, 305-306,
308, 310, 313, 316,
319-322, 327-328, 333
1956 GMC TDH-4512 Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1969.
334 (1st?) GMC TDH-4512
  • Unknown year.
  • Ex-Kent State University 4514; bought in 1969.
334 (2nd?),
335-336,339, 341, 344
1956 GMC TDH-4512 Ex-Cleveland Transit System same numbers; bought in 1969.
345-346 1955-56 GMC TDH-4512
400 1991 Gillig Spirit
401-405 (1st) 3/1970 GMC TDH-3301A
401-405 (2nd) 1991 Gillig Spirit
406 (1st) 1949-1953 GMC TDH-3612 Ex-Akron-Manchester-Canal-Fulton Bus Company #?; bought in 1971.
406 (2nd),
407-416
1991 Gillig Spirit
501-506 3/1970 GMC T6H-4521
511 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Ex-GM demo; bought in 1970.
512-529 3-4/1971 GMC T6H-4521A
530-559 11/1974 GMC T6H-4523A
560-584 1977 Flxible 45102-8-1
585-589 1978 Flxible 45102-8-1
600-615 1981 GMDD T8H-5307A
616-622 1984 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35TB102)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 1983 models.
623-640 1985 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TB)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
641-658 1990 Gillig Phantom 35'
(35102TB)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
700-719 1992 Gillig Phantom 30'
(30102TB)
Cummins L10
720 1992 Gillig Phantom 30'
(30102TB)
Cummins L10
800-810 1998 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C20B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
900-926 1998 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.503)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R Various units to Elk Grove Transit 98-595 to 98-607 in 2007
1000-1005 1997 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
1100-1105 1998 New Flyer C35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G
1200-1224 1999 New Flyer C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G
1300-1312 2002 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50
1401-1408 2003 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40
1411-1414 2003 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 40
1421-1424 2004 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
1501 2005 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL
1502-1509 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison
1503-1504 (1st) 1991 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596)
Ex-Hamilton City Lines 503-504; bought in 1996.
1601-1607 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R View the series page for detailed disposition info.
1604 (1st) 1976 GMC T6H-4523A Ex-TARTA 604.
1608 (1st) 1976 GMC T6H-4523A Ex-TARTA 608.
1608-1609 2008 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL
1614-1615, 1622-1623,
1627-1628, 1632, 1637
1976 GMC T6H-4523A Ex-TARTA 614-615, 622-623, 627-628, 632 & 637.
2001-2003 2000 Freightliner MB55
8301-8302, 8304-8305,
8308, 8311, 8313, 8320
1983 Flxible Metro "A"
(35096-6T)
Ex-COTA same numbers.
9751-9759, 9762 1997 New Flyer L35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R Ex-Laketran 9751-9759, 9762, bought in 7/2010, retired in 7/2011
1987 Chevrolet Trolley Replica Unknown fleet number.

Paratransit/SCAT Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
M01-M04, M08-M10 2012 VPG MV-1 Ford V8 4.6L CNG
186-187 1990 Ford E350
188-189 1991 Ford E350
190-197 1991 Ford E350
198-200 1991 Ford E350
201-207 1991 Ford E350
210-218 1998 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech
250-269 1999 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech
300 1993 Ford E350
301-326 1993 Ford E350
350-355 1994 Ford E350
375-378 1996 Ford E350
380 1997 Ford/ElDorado National Aerotech 1996 model.
5xx Chevrolet/ElDorado National Aerotech Exact numbers and total units unknown.
601, 604, 621 2013 Ford/ElDorado National E450/Aerotech Ford V10 6.8L CNG
  • 601 - 1FDFE4FS0DDA15295 - Retired November 2020
  • 604 - 1FDFE4FS6DDA15298 - Retired April 2021
  • 621 - 1FDFE4FS8DDA20518 - Retired November 2020
6xx 2015 Chevrolet/ElDorado National G4500/Aerotech GM Duramax 6.6L
  • Known units - 656
  • Exact numbers and total units unknown.

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