TheRide has announced a public comment period for proposed service adjustments. The adjustments are a result of a scheduled review and evaluation of services, including those implemented during the first phase of the Five-Year Transportation Improvement Plan. As part of this review, TheRide noted an increase in overall ridership year to date of 5.7% in fiscal year 2017 with the biggest gains coming from weekend ridership.
The proposal includes adjustments to both routing and schedules. Comments on the proposed adjustments are being accepted starting Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Monday, May 15, 2017. Approved service adjustments will go into effect Fall 2017.
Routes being considered for service adjustments:
5 - Packard
6 - Ellsworth
21 - Amtrak - Depot
24 - South Main - East
25 - Ann Arbor - Saline Rd
31 - Dexter Ave
32 - Miller - Skyline - W Stadium
43 - E Michigan Ave
46 - Huron - Textile
Add service on Hitchingham/Merritt/Whitaker Rd. and expand A-Ride service to include this area.
Change routing to two-way on Huron River Drive and Textile Rd.
Discontinue Weekday and Saturday trip at 10:18 p.m. due to very low ridership.
64 - Geddes - E Stadium
65 - U-M Downtown - Green
68 - Harris - Ford
Visit theride.org for details on all route adjustments.
To learn more details about the proposed service adjustments, come to one of two drop-in sessions:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Ann Arbor District Library/Westgate Branch (2503 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor) in the Westside Room
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti) in the Library Room 1C
If you cannot make a drop-in session, share your comments by Monday, May 15, 2017 by:
Fax: (734) 973 - 6338 (use subject line: “Service Change Proposal”)
Call: (734) 794 - 1880
Mail: 2700 S Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (ATTN: “Service Change Proposal”)