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Who is Eligible for Paratransit Service?

Eligibility for paratransit service is based upon a person’s functional inability to board or ride a readily available and accessible regular bus. Categories of eligibility for complementary paratransit service are:

A person who is unable, because of a disability, to independently board, ride, and/or disembark from a lift equipped bus. Includes persons who are unable to “navigate” TheRide’s bus system without assistance of another person.

A person with a disability who has a specific impairment-related condition that prevents them from traveling to or from a boarding or disembarking location.


What is the ADA?

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law. The intent of the ADA is to remove barriers that have prevented people with disabilities from fully participating in life. Under the ADA, Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) buses are to be the primary means of public transportation for everyone, including people with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that complementary paratransit service be available to persons who, because of a disability, are unable to use the regular bus system.

TheRide receives local, state & federal funding to operate services in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti cities, and Pittsfield, Superior and Ypsilanti Townships.


Paratransit Application

Return Completed Applications To:
A-Ride Eligibility Determinations
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide)
2700 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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