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Tuesday, June 25, 2024
9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. EDT

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631 S Broadway St Akron, OH 44311 (Directions)

Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center

Monthly board meeting for METRO Transit board.

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Akron - OH Documenters Team

Note-taking by Rick Bohan

METRO board reports on-time performance dips below targets; April ridership increases

Live reporting by Wittman Sullivan

Ridership was up to approximately 214,000 rides in April with the most ridership increase on Sundays. The contributions of the late Sam Risby, known as the "million-dollar operator," were recognized.

Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan
Hey everybody, I will be documenting this morning's Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority Board Meeting at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center with #AKRDocumenters and @SignalAkron

09:14 AM Jun 25, 2024 CDT

Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 2/16
Mark Derrig (Board President) started the meeting at 9:01 PM
Dawn Distler swore in Nicole Squire (Cuyahoga Falls) as a new Board Member
A staffer recognized a 20-year Metro Customer Care Specialist He said she has also been a mascot and a clerk for Metro.
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 3/16
The previous meeting minutes passed unanimously
Charles Rector said the Customer Service and Experience Committee met June 20th. He said there are 266 metro operators of the 292 budgeted. He said 83% of buses were on time. He said the goal is that 95% of busses are on time
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UPCOMING METRO RECRUITING EVENT
yourmetrobus.org/metro-jobs.aspx
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Rector said construction in Cleveland is delaying x61 busses
He said foundations at the new Maintenance and Operations facility will be starting this week.
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Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 6/16
Chuck Rector said the Internal External Committee met on June 20th. He said the call volume for service rose slightly while calls for service asking about route and bus information declined due to the use of online resources
yourmetrobus.org
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 7/16
Robert Dejournett said the Ridership was up to approximately 214,000 rides in April with the most ridership increase on Sundays
He said there were 4 preventable accidents of the 8 total accidents with approximately 148,000 miles between preventable accidents
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 8/16
Dejournett said Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) has helped over 4,000 metro riders and cleaned over 7,000 bus shelters and facilities in Downtown Akron
He asked for an annual renewal of the contract with DAP
Contract Renewal passed unanimously
downtownakron.com
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 9/16
Robert Konstand said Metro is ahead of schedule with expenses and income.
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 10/16
Dawn Distler said Bus Operator Sam Risby passed away and she recognized his sister and fellow bus operator. She said the "million dollar operator" always had kind words and greeted people with his "million dollar smile."
The room took a moment of silence for Risby
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 11/16
Risby's sister thanked Metro for the support and for putting his name on every bus. She said they were "attached at the hip"
Risby's Sister's husband said that the loss of Risby has affected the entire family
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Derrig thanked Representative Emilia Sykes for her support and collaboration with Metro as the only Congressional Transportation Committee member from Ohio.
Distler said the upcoming Board Retreat will discuss future metro projects but will not include any decision-making
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 13/16
Dawn said it's "exciting" to see ridership numbers increase. She said "If you provide it [Transit] people will ride it" and that Metro is looking at how to expand services into Akron's Summit County suburbs.
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 14/16
She said construction is delaying busses X61, 8N/W, and 3 in the Kenmore, Cleveland, and Barberton areas.
Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 15/16
The meeting ended at 9:34 AM. The next Regular RTA Board meeting will be July 30th at 9 am at the RKP Transit Center (631 South Broadway). For more coverage check out
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Wittman Sullivan @WittmanSullivan 16/16
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Agency Information

METRO Regional Transit Authority

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METRO is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees.

The Board meets monthly, on the last Tuesday of the month, at 9 a.m. at the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center at 631 South Broadway, unless noted otherwise in the schedule below.

These meetings are open to the public. If you would like to voice a comment or concern during the monthly Board meeting, you must notify METRO prior to the meeting.

Persons wishing to address the Board may take two (2) minutes to speak on any given topic on the agenda. Anyone desiring more time than provided should notify the Board Secretary-Treasurer by the Tuesday preceding the Board meeting. He or she may then be placed on the agenda for a maximum of five (5) minutes.

Monthly board packets are posted below. Packets from the previous year can be found on our downloads page.

For inquiries or information requests regarding the METRO Board of Trustees, please email BoardCommunications@yourmetrobus.org

Documents

6/25/2024

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