TheRide Services

TheRide operates public transportation services in the Ann Arbor area community.

In addition to fixed route buses, TheRide offers many other services such as door-to-door accessible service, vanpools, express buses, and more.

To learn more about TheRide's services, follow the links in the navigation menu on the left


It is the Mission of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to provide ACCESSIBLE, RELIABLE, SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE, and COST-EFFECTIVE public transportation options for the BENEFIT of the Ann Arbor Area Community.


TheRide shall be the public transportation provider for Washtenaw County. Our customers shall see TheRide’s expanded services as the preferred option for traveling to destinations within the county, as well as to and from the county. TheRide will offer appropriate modes of transportation with the most efficient use of resources. These services shall enhance the quality of life for Washtenaw County stakeholders while promoting the economy, safeguarding the environment, and strengthening communities.


The core priorities guiding TheRide’s conduct toward its customers, stakeholders, employees and the entire Greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Communities are embodied in the following values:

  • SAFETY from harm, injury, or loss.
  • RELIABILITY based upon consistent performance over time.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE & SATISFACTION due to providing the highest level of service.
  • RESPECT resulting from attentiveness, consideration, and courtesy.
  • INCLUSIVENESS without discrimination.
  • COOPERATION toward the common good.
  • RESPONSIBILITY by being accountable for both actions and conduct.
  • INNOVATION aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness.
  • FLEXIBILITY to adapt to new, different, or changing conditions.
  • INTEGRITY from incorporating principles of right and wrong into principles of moral behavior.
  • ENVIRONMENTALISM centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment.