WRTA is citing low demand and ridership for the discontinuation of one of its routes on March 11.

According to a WRTA press release, Route #81, known as the Akron Express, will be discontinued as of March 11.
The Akron Express ran Monday through Friday, leaving Federal Station at 10:40 AM and 4:40 PM each day. The route was mainly designed to help Veterans get to the VA hospital in Cleveland.

The release stated the route was launched in December of 2022, but demand for the route was too low to justify continuing service.

Riders with questions about the discontinuation of the route can contact WRTA at 330-744-8431.