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How an Akron-Summit Public Library card is becoming a bus pass

Posted at 9:38 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 09:38:07-04

AKRON, Ohio — Access to public transportation just became easier for residents in Summit County.

METRO Regional Transit Authority and the Akron-Summit County Public Library are teaming up to offer free rides to library cardholders on the first Thursday of every month.

Beginning Thursday, passengers on line-service routes can ride free when they show their Akron-Summit County Public Library card to the bus operator upon boarding.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. It’s held every year to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries across the country collaborate on a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.

Officials say the goal is to provide easier access to community resources by removing transportation barriers.

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