The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority operates the local public transit bus system named TheRide. TheRide serves the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, and nearby Pittsfield, Ypsilanti, and Superior townships with 34 routes.
TheRide fixed-route buses operate along regular routes at scheduled times. Buses pick up and drop off passengers at 1,500 conveniently located bus stops at intervals along the routes.
If you are new to riding the bus or are just looking to learn more, this section is filled with information that will have you using the bus like a pro in no time!
If you are currently eligible for TheRide's GoldRide or A-Ride services, or if you are a person who has a disability, you may benefit from TheRide's Travel Training program. Travel Training is a free program that teaches you how to ride the regular bus. For more information or to register for Travel Training, call Tracy Byrd (TheRide Travel Trainer) at 734-794-1721.
For persons who have disabilities, they will find that 100% of TheRide's buses are low-flow, can kneel to the same height as curb, are equipped with ramps that deploy for no step access, and can accommodate persons who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs, scooters and walkers.
100% of TheRide's buses are also equipped with internal and external visual and audible displays that help orient riders to where the bus is going and the date and time of day. Drivers may also assist persons who have wheelchairs to board and exit the bus and secure their wheelchair in one of the two available designated wheelchair locations. In addition to TheRide's accessible buses, riders will also find similar orientation & accessibility features at the Blake Transit Center and the Ypsilanti Transit Center.