20-story Ann Arbor development plan advances in 10-1 vote
ANN ARBOR, MI — A 20-story development plan for a city-owned site next to the Blake Transit Center has the Ann Arbor City Council’s support. Council voted 10-1 Monday night, March 7, to give the initial OK to rezoning the former YMCA property at 350 S. Fifth Ave., known as the Y Lot, for a potentially mixed-income housing project put forward by the city’s Housing Commission.mlive.com
20-story development headed to Ann Arbor City Council for approval
ANN ARBOR, MI — A 20-story development next to the Blake Transit Center is headed to City Council for approval. The plans call for two towers rising 14 and 20 stories, with 370 housing units, including 145 dedicated as affordable housing for people earning up to 60% of the area median income. The Housing Commission is expected to team up with a yet-to-be-chosen private developer to make the project a reality, while tapping into the city’s new affordable housing millage funds. The site, known as the Y Lot, was home to the Ann Arbor YMCA from 1960 until 2005 when it relocated to Washington Street. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Ann Arbor considering proposal for ‘radical transparency’ in local policing5 highlights from Ann Arbor’s latest equity and inclusion reportZoning board grants relief for Ann Arbor council member’s incomplete second-floor home additionAnn Arbor debating whether to ask University of Michigan to build workforce housingDrawings show plan for redesign of Ann Arbor’s State Street downtownmlive.com
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.
Ann Arbor transit system to restore Ypsilanti services, update routes
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) is restoring Ypsilanti services among others in a new plan. Route 22: Adjust routing headed to the Blake Transit Center from the Glen Avenue/Fuller Road area to Beakes Fifth Avenue. Route 23: Adjust routing in downtown Ann Arbor from William Street to Washington Street and Thayer Street to reach the University of Michigan Central Campus Center. Route 32: Adjust routing from UM’s central campus area to end at the Blake Transit Center for all trips. Route 26: Move boarding location at the Blake Transit Center from Fourth Avenue to the transit mall.mlive.com
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.