FlexRide

FlexRide is a shared shuttle service that helps riders connect to fixed-route bus stops and to other hard-to reach destinations.  FlexRide provides on-demand, curb-to-curb transportation in select locations of the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area.

FlexRide Logo

Service Areas

FlexRide-East

FlexRide-East allows riders to connect to the fixed-route system. The FlexRide-East service area is temporarily expanded to serve areas formerly served in Ypsilanti Township by Route 45 east of Harry St. and by Route 46 south of the Ypsilanti District Library-Whittaker Rd. FlexRide-East also provides a direct connection to the Ypsilanti Transit Center.

FlexRide - East Service Area Map

FlexRide-West

FlexRide-West allows for the rider to connect to fixed-routes and travel within the FlexRide-West service area. The FlexRide-West service area is temporarily expanded to service areas formerly served in Scio and Pittsfield Townships by Routes 26, 27, 29 and 30 and by Route 33 in Ann Arbor. FlexRide-West service north of M-14 also provides a direct connection to Route 32 at the Miller Rd. Park & Ride lot.

FlexRide - West Service Area Map

Service Availability

FlexRide service is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to make travel arrangements one day in advance. Same-day trip requests will depend on availability. We will offer the next available pick-up time if your requested time slot is full.

Reservations are accepted one hour before FlexRide service begins until an hour before service ends in each area. The hours of operation in each service area are listed below.

Service Hours

FlexRide East

6:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Book trips weekdays (Mon-Fri) between 6:00 a.m.- 9:15 p.m.

FlexRide West

6:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Book trips weekdays (Mon-Fri) between 6:00 a.m.- 9:15 p.m.

How to Make a Reservation

Reservation Options

Call 734-794-0377

Use the MODE Car App for iOS or Android

Submit a request online through the MODE Car website

Reservation Information

We'll need the following information to reserve your trip:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Method of payment
  • Pick-up time
  • Origin (pick-up point)
  • Destination (drop-off point)
Mode Car application on a mobile phone

Download the MODE Car App

TheRide partners with MODE Car to provides FlexRide service. For a smoother FlexRide experience, please download the MODE Car app for iOS or Android. 

Download 'Transit Tracker' for iOS

Get it on Google Play

App Features:

  • Real-time location of your ride
  • In-app notifications when your ride arrives
  • Pay your fare using your credit card or PayPal account

Cancelations

If you no longer need FlexRide service, please cancel your trip reservation by calling 734-794-0377. You can cancel a trip up to a half hour before your scheduled arrival time. If you fail to cancel your reservation, you will be considered a no-show. Any same-day trips following a no-show will be automatically cancelled.

Standing Orders

Standing orders are re-occurring rides that you arrange in advance. FlexRide only allows standing orders for trips to and from work. To request a standing order, please give us a call at 734-794-0377

Cost

The standard rate for a regular one-way fare is $1.

Riders who reserve over the phone must pay in cash upon pick-up. Please bring exact change. Any change will be given as a coupon for future rides for bills up to $10. Riders who book online or through the MODE Car app pay with major credit card or PayPal. Online payments are non-refundable. 

Reduced Fares

The following reduced fares are available for FlexRide service:

  • goPass! - Free
  • MCard - Free
  • K-12 (student I.D. required) - $0.50
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Exceptional Pass - Free
  • Children 5 and younger - Free
  • Fare Deal Card - $0.50
  • Monthly Fare Deal Card (30-Day Value Pass required) - Free
  • A-Ride (A-Ride I.D. Card required) - Free
  • GoldRide (GoldRide I.D. Card required) - Free

FlexRide - East Fares table for FlexRide - East

Fare Type Cost One-Way Cost Round-Trip Cost How To Buy Where To Buy
Adult $1.00 Credit

FlexRide - West Fares table for FlexRide - West

Fare Type Cost One-Way Cost Round-Trip Cost How To Buy Where To Buy
Adult $1.00 Credit

Transfers

Transfers are free and valid for 90 minutes. Request a transfer when boarding. Valid transfers can be used to connect to or from a fixed-route bus.

Riding Rules & Tips

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in vehicles.
  • Packages and belongings must safely fit on your lap. We cannot stow personal items in the trunk.
  • Allow additional time for trips if there is bad weather.
  • If an emergency situation occurs, we will alert you of service delays or changes in your trip status.