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Akron Metro RTA plans project to remodel busing service
Still seeking public input on four options.
by WKSU's SIMON HUSTED

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Simon Husted
 

Metro RTA in Akron is developing a 25-million dollar plan to shave minutes off of bus commutes and accommodate the growing need for public transportation along its Market and Arlington route.

The bus service proposes four plans to the public. All of them include reduced number of bus stops for 25 new sheltered stations, new larger busses, and dedicating lanes and traffic signals specifically for Metro buses.

Metro RTA Executive Director Richard Enty (EN-te) says the federal government will be funding anywhere between 50 and 80 percent of the renovations after a plan is finalized by 2015.

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“As the project unfolds over the next few years, there will be continuous public meetings,” Enty says. “There are a number of environmental factors that need to be considered and it is a very stringent public involvement process. So nothing will be built without a lot of public involvement and public feedback.” 

Tim Rosenberger with Cleveland firm of Parsons Brinkerhoff is consulting the project and spoke to residents Wednesday at a public meeting.

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“So what we showed today were four alternative alignments and four alternative road combinations that we could do this service on and then we were on also able to talk about some of the improvements that we might put on those roads,” Rosenberger says. “But we wanted to put four options for people to look at.”

Metro RTA will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodyear Branch Library and plans to organize another series of public meetings in January.
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