TheRide Asks the Public to Help Shape the Future of Transit

TheRide Asks the Public to Help Shape the Future of Transit

TheRide 2045 Public Input

Virtual and In-Person Public Meetings Scheduled

ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) is developing its Long-Range Plan, called TheRide 2045 and wants the public’s help in shaping the future of transit in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. TheRide announced today that they will be accepting comments and ideas about Long-Range Plan scenarios through November 19.

TheRide 2045 will provide a vision for public transit in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. “As we look to the future of transit in our community, we want to focus on improving social equity by increasing access to jobs and housing. We also want to help the environment and economy, while ensuring the community’s needs are met,” Matt Carpenter, CEO of TheRide said. “We want to hear from our riders and community members to find out what’s important to them. We hope everyone can attend one of our meetings to learn more about our plan and provide their thoughts and ideas to help us to develop the community’s long-term vision for transit.”

TheRide is presenting different scenarios on the approach for future transit at virtual and public meetings. Details on TheRide 2045 process and work to date are available at

Feedback on TheRide’s Long-Range Plan is being accepted October 18 – November 19. There are many ways to provide your comments on TheRide 2045:

  • Attend a virtual meeting
  • Attend an in-person meeting
  • Visit:
  • Email:
  • Call: 734-794-1882
  • Mail:
    c/o TheRide 2045
    2700 S. Industrial Hwy.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Virtual public meetings will be conducted through Zoom at the following times:

Date Time

Tuesday, October 26

6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 28 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 3

12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 4 6:00 p.m.


In person meetings/drop-in sessions* will be held at TheRide’s Transit Centers:

Date Time Location

Monday, November 8

1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ypsilanti Transit Center

Tuesday, November 9

1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Blake Transit Center

Wednesday, November 10

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ypsilanti District Library-Ypsilanti Township

*In-person meetings/drop-in sessions are subject to COVID-19 safety protocols and are subject to change. Face masks must be worn at in-person meetings/drop-in sessions.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, TheRide continues to enforce the established preventive measures to keep both riders and drivers safe:

  • Customers are required to wear a face covering, per federal law.
  • The driver is to be approached for emergencies only.
  • Buses are cleaned with CDC-recommended protocols.
  • Plastic barriers separate drivers and riders.
  • Sanitation supplies are provided to employees.
  • Masks, gloves and face shields are provided for drivers’ use.
  • Lost and Found collection has been temporarily suspended.


The latest information on TheRide’s routes, schedules and detours is available at 734-996-0400 and on