Fare Deal Card

The Fare Deal Card allows persons who are income eligible, seniors ages 60-64, and individuals with disabilities who do not qualify for A-Ride, to ride fixed route service at a reduced fare.

The Fare Deal Card is issued with:     

  • A valid state ID card or valid drivers license.
  • Valid proof of Medicaid/Medicare card or authorization from a participating social service agency

To apply for a Fare Deal Card you must submit a completed application in person at TheRide's main office at 2700 S. Industrial Hwy. For additional information, please call 734-973-6500.


Download the Fare Deal Application 

A-Ride Card (disability)

A-Ride is a shared-ride transportation service for individuals who are prevented from using TheRide fixed-route bus service due to a disability. You must have an TheRide issued A-Ride Card to use A-Ride services. To request an A-Ride Card Application, please fill out the online request to download the A-Ride application, or call 734-973-6500. Professional certification of a disability is required as part of the application process.


Download the A-Ride Application

GoldRide Card (senior)

GoldRide (formerly called Good-As-Gold) service is a shared-ride, public transportation service provided for individuals 65 years of age and older who have obtained a GoldRide ID Card issued by TheRide. With a GoldRide Card, an individual can use shared ride demand response service and ride fixed route buses for free.Shared-ride trips are provided in accessible and sedan type vehicles. Shared-ride trips can be taken by calling the same day or with an advance reservation.

To apply for the GoldRide Card please bring one piece valid photo identification such as your driver's license, state I.D. or passport to TheRide's main office located at 2700 S. Industrial Hwy., in Ann Arbor. You may also print the GoldRideapplication and mail it in along with a copy of your valid I.D. and a color portrait of yourself. Please allow 4-5 business days for processing of mailed in applications. Please mail applications to: TheRide, 2700 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor. MI 48104.



Download the GoldRide Application