Parking Guide for University of Akron



The Roo Express Shuttle

University of Akron students, faculty, and staff can ride free* on all METRO fixed-routes by simply swiping their Zip Card in the farebox.

Roo Express operates on 15–20-minute frequency so you’re never waiting long.

Summer hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

School year hours: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Zip around campus on weekdays

The Roo Express is open to the public!

Just pay your regular fare or swipe your Zip Card.

New Look

A smaller, purple METRO bus is your ride around campus. Look for METRO’s University of Akron bus stop signs to board.

*The Zip Card can be used on METRO’s Northcoast Express routes to Cleveland to receive a $1 discount. The Zip Card is not valid on METRO Select services (METRO Drives, formerly SCAT, Call-A-Bus, or FlexRide).

365 Days of Service

METRO offers bus service 365 days a year. Service may be limited on the holidays. Visit for schedules.

Title VI

METRO RTA operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability. If you
feel you have been discriminated against, you can file a complaint online at or call 330-762-0341.

Lost Items

METRO is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Call METRO Customer Care at 330.762.0341 for help in locating lost items.

Metro Direct Shuttle routes

Campus Transit Questions?

View our Contact Parking page here.

All Buses Have Free WiFi

Any routes featuring a stopwatch run every 15- minutes during day. Check your schedule for specific times.
Bike racks are available on all METRO line-service buses.

METRO’s entire fleet is accessible and ADA compliant.
For more information on ADA Services or call 330-376-5353.

Fare Information

Please have exact fare. Operators do not carry change.

Single Trip

General Line-Service


Children 5 and under
Up to 2 children ride free with each fare-paying person

1-Day Pass (Valid on METRO Direct only)

7-Day Pass (Valid on METRO Direct only)

31-Day Pass (Valid on METRO Direct only)


Northcoast Express

10-Ride Ticket


*Adults age 62 or older.
You must show a SCAT I.D., D&S Card or Medicare Card to receive the Senior/Disability discount. All fare sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.

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