All students, grades K-8, who live more than two (2) miles from the school they attend may be eligible for transportation or a subsidy.
There is no transportation for open enrollment students -- NO EXCEPTIONS. Bus stops and eligibility may be obtained by calling your school (except those inquiring about METRO bus passes).
For those students who live more than two (2) miles from the school they attend, Yellow Bus Service is preferred.
The Central Registration/Bus Passes office will contact eligible students in grades 9-12. Eligibility requirements are based on the parent/guardian's address to the student's home school. METRO line service rates are the same for students and adults.
METRO Bus Passes for Eligible Students
All students in grades 9-12 are eligible for a METRO Bus Pass. This pass is valid on any METRO Bus, any time METRO is running, until the student graduates or leaves Akron Public Schools.
Applications are available at the high schools or at the Administration Building Engagement Center. Once the application is complete, the student will have their picture taken and their pass made.
If there are questions, please call Merge Freeman at 330 761-2961.
Families are only eligible if the student lives more than two (2) miles from the elementary or middle school and no METRO or yellow bus is available. Parents of eligible students should be sent a contract that must be filed with the Transportation Services office (330.761.1390).
Change of address may take 3-5 school days after the Transportation Department receives it for service to begin at the new address.
Report to the school secretary (if riding yellow buses) for students who ride yellow buses or who receive an Akron Plan METRO bus pass.
Report address changes for Special Education students who ride yellow buses, vans or taxis to Special Education (330.761.3146).
Addresses must be updated in the student database in order to schedule transportation.