Michigan Flyer-AirRide will resume service from Ann Arbor to DTW in April
ANN ARBOR – Starting on Monday, April 26, Michigan Flyer-AirRide will be restoring its daily service between East Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The restoration is made possible by funding the bus service secured through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. In order to help prevent the risk of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus, cash payments will not be accepted. If you’re boarding in Ann Arbor, tickets may be purchased with cash inside the Blake Transit Center during business hours. Cleaning and sanitizing buses daily, with special attention to high-touch areas.
TheRide will restore service in Ypsilanti, improve several routes starting Jan. 17
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) announced it is updating its Temporary Service Plan to include restoring service in Ypsilanti and to improve on-time performance on a number of routes starting on Jan. 17. Route 22Adjust routing headed to the Blake Transit Center from the Glen Ave/Fuller Rd area to Beakes Ave and Fifth Ave to serve Kerrytown. Route 23Adjust routing in downtown Ann Arbor from William St to Washington St and Thayer St to reach the U-M Central Campus Center. Service to U-M Central Campus will be provided via Route 23. Route 26Move boarding location at the Blake Transit Center from Fourth Ave. to the transit mall.
Ann Arbors TheRide: No service on Labor Day
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has announced it will be suspending services on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. For those needing transportation, the FlexRide and the FlexRide Night and Holiday services will be available. The FlexRide service will work from 6 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. on Labor Day. Reservations for the Late Night and Holiday Service can be made by calling 734-528-5432 or through the MODE Car application. The FlexRide Late Night and Holiday Service costs $5 per person.
Ann Arbors TheRide to start new temporary routes Sunday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) will start its new temporary route plan on Sunday. TheRide also expanded its FlexRide services to work in areas that are not covered by the new plan. To aid in efforts curbing the spread of COVID-19, TheRide announced that it has not printed Ride Guides for the temporary plan. Individual route pages are available by request at the Blake Transit Center and the TheRides main office at 2700 S. Industrial Hwy. Over the course of August, TheRide held a series of virtual meetings discussing the changes The temporary route network was announced in July.
TheRide to introduce reorganized routes, increases in services Aug. 30
ANN ARBOR A network of reorganized routes and an increase in services are a few of the changes coming to public transportation in Ann Arbor. In areas where fixed routes buses will not be going, TheRide is offering on-demand FlexRide services. Routes 30, 32, 42, 46 and 65 will change their names. Meetings will be at noon on Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 20. There will also be evenings meetings at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6, Aug. 13 and Aug. 19.
Ann Arbors TheRide to resume collecting fares Aug. 2
ANN ARBOR, Mich. After suspending fare collection in mid-March, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority announced that it will resume collecting fares from passengers on Aug. 2. Tokens and 30-day passes will be available at certain Bank of Ann Arbor locations. Passes and A-Ride Scrip coupons will be available online on Aug. 1. Changes have been made to how TheRide passengers can pay their fares. Learn about health and safety precautions being taken by TheRide at www.theride.orgRelated: Ann Arbors TheRide urges businesses to flatten the rush-hour curve
Ann Arbors TheRide: No service on Memorial Day
ANN ARBOR The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has announced it will be suspending services on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial DayTheRides reduced routes will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Due to safety concerns, the Blake Transit Center in Ann Arbor and the Ypsilanti Transit Centers as well as TheRides main office at 2700 S. Industrial Highway will remain closed until further notice. On April 30, TheRide announced plans to lay off 42 employees in order to avoid insolvency. The move came after the agency reduced routes by 70% and put measures in place like free rides and a cap on passengers to keep riders and drivers safe. This helps prevent spreading your illness to othersCover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezingWash your hands often to help keep germs away.
New routes, extended hours to help airport-bound passengers, commuters in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Starting Oct. 1, Michigan Flyer will be offering more routes between Ann Arbor, Detroit, Brighton and East Lansing. Michigan Flyer motor coaches pick up and drop off commuters and passengers at the Blake Transit Center in downtown Ann Arbor. Westbound routes will start in Ann Arbor at 5:20 a.m. and continue until 10:20 p.m.Sunday routes will be similar; however, westbound routes will begin in Ann Arbor at 7:50 a.m. and extend until 12:20 a.m. the next day. One-way tickets between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport cost $12 and can be bought online. Blake Transit Center is at 328 S. Fifth Ave.All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.