TheRide’s Real-time Data Restored Following Cyber-Attack

TheRide’s Real-time Data Restored Following Cyber-Attack

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ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) announced today that following an October 23 cyber-attack, its real-time data for customers has been fully restored.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked to restore these valuable tools. We realize that not having the real-time tools was a challenge in your daily commute. Thank you for your understanding as we worked through this,” Matt Carpenter, CEO of TheRide said. “I want to extend a sincere thank you to our employees who jumped into action during our cyber-attack. The team quickly assessed the situation and worked tirelessly to determine the root cause and restore the real-time information back to customers.”

The real-time rider tools were taken offline as a precaution. During the cyber-attack investigation, TheRide maintained bus service, uninterrupted.

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 are added to separate drivers and riders on fixed-route buses.
  • 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