TheRide has been an essential resource in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area for more than 50 years. It has grown incrementally based on community needs; providing fixed-route bus service, on-demand services like A-Ride and FlexRide, and commuter services like vanpooling and park-and-ride lots.
The long-range plan (TheRide 2045) work began with initial public and stakeholder engagement in Fall of 2019. Due to the pandemic, further work on the plan was delayed. Now, we are restarting our effort to develop a long-range plan and will be encouraging input throughout the process. TheRide 2045 will incorporate an overall vision for our transit system, including new services and technologies to create a transit network that adapts with changing times.