Most people are familiar with TheRide's fixed-route service – buses traveling regular routes at scheduled times. TheRide operates fixed-routes within the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Area which includes nearby Pittsfield, Scio, and Superior Townships.
How to Ride
As our most widely used service, fixed-route buses connect you to nearly every corner of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Area. If you are new to riding the bus, take a look at our tutorial videos and step-by-step guide.
Fares & Passes
TheRide accepts payment in the form of cash, tokens, and passes. Discounted passes are available for youth, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and income eligible residents.
TheRide also partners with local employers and academic institutions to offer sponsored passes for people working and studying in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area. These passes give qualified individuals full or partial access to use our fixed-route bus system.
Service Delays & Distruptions
Service delays and route detours can occur for a number of reasons including construction projects, community events, traffic congestion, and poor weather conditions.
TheRide posts detours, delays, and disruptions that impact service on our Alerts Page. We suggest signing up for MyAlerts to make sure you never miss a route update. The MyAlerts notification system sends service alerts related to your favorite routes directly to your email.
You can also call 734-996-0400 to check for service alerts on your route.
We're committed to providing all riders with safe, convenient, and comfortable service. Our fixed-route buses and stations have accessibility features that make traveling easier for everyone.
If you require additional help to travel, consider using our A-Ride service.
Ramps & Kneeling Features
All fixed-route buses are low-floor vehicles equipped with ramps and kneeling features that make it easier to board.
Buses announce major locations along the route so you will always know where you are. Visual displays also tell you the name of the route you are on and where you are headed. Ride Guides and other travel material are available in alternative formats if you need them.
Bus Driver Assistance
Please let the bus driver know if you need assistance. They can help you board the bus by pushing your wheelchair up the ramp or providing stand-by assistance. The driver will also make sure your wheelchair or other mobility aid is properly secured or stowed before traveling.