Conditional eligibility means you are able to use TheRide’s regular fixed-route bus service for some trips, but may require A-Ride for other trips, or in special circumstances. Your eligibility will be determined on a trip-by-trip basis based on your ability to use fixed-route buses for a particular trip.
Unconditional eligibility means TheRide has determined you are functionally unable to independently use regular fixed-route service in any circumstance.
You may be given temporary eligibility if your disability is expected to last at least six months. Temporary eligibility lasts for the expected term of your disability, or no longer than 12 months. After the 12-month period, you will need to reapply for A-Ride service.
If you are eligible for ADA paratransit services under another agency or are a person with a disability and are visiting the Ann Arbor area, you may use A-Ride for up to 21 days within a one year period. If you do not have documentation of your ADA paratransit eligibility, then you will need to complete an A-Ride application. To apply for visitor eligibility, contact A-Ride prior to your visit or as soon as possible by sending us an email or calling 734-973-6500.