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3 Reasons TheRide’s Service Changes are Awesome for Downtown Ann Arbor

Published: Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:02 PM

Attention anyone who works, shops, or visits downtown Ann Arbor! The next wave of bus service improvements are launching August 23rd 2015.  And they are going to be awesome for downtown Ann Arbor!  Here's why:

1. Later Saturday Service. Until now, you couldn't take a bus past 6:45pm on Saturdays. Now you can!  Starting August 23rd, most buses will now run until 10-11pm on Saturdays.  This includes all of the popular routes to and from downtown Ann Arbor. Click for details.

3 reasons you don’t need a car if you live/work in downtown Ann Arbor

Published: Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:04 PM

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Are you one of the thousands of residents who live in or near downtown Ann Arbor?

Got a job close to downtown, too?

We'll I've got great news for you.

You just got an extra $8,000 in your pocket.

Seriously!

That's because if you live and work in or near downtown Ann Arbor you can get by without a car.

Here's why

You’re Invited! Regional Transit Open House, May 18th, EMU Student Center

Published: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:11 PM

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Is Regional Transit Important to You?

Attend a Regional Transit Open House
May 18th, 1-7:30pm, EMU Student Center

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) is designing a regional transit system that will provide seemless connections to destinations around and between Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties.

3 Things To Know About ExpressRide

Published: Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:35 PM

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As we gear up for the Commuter Challenge, we're putting together a series of posts with info about your commuting options.

If you live in the Canton or Chelsea area, listen up because this ones for you.

New to Riding the Bus? Read this

Published: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:36 PM

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As we gear up for the Commuter Challenge, the getDowntown Program will be providing a list of resources for those of you new to using alternative transportation.

First Up: Riding the Bus

Shiny Happy Video

Got a Minute?  That's all it takes to check out this video on riding the bus:

Winter Bus Commuting = Better than Driving? Comic Has the Answer.

Published: Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:14 PM

 

Local artist Bruce Worden is here to show us how winter bus commuters Conquer the Cold. Check out his awesome comic below!
Cartoon strip. A man chooses to ride the bus over unburying his car piled in snow.

How Daylight Savings Can Mess With Your Commute

Published: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46 PM

One of the signs of winter is just about to hit us.  Daylight savings takes effect on November 1, 2014.  

No matter how you get to work, the first thing you'll notice when you start your commute on Monday is that it's actually lighter in the morning.

The flip side? Your evening commute just got a whole lot darker.

This is a huge and fatal issue. According to MDOT, 4,743 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2012, while an estimated 76,000 were injured. And 70% of these fatalities occured during 6pm-5:59am. 

Park Downtown or Take the Bus? Here’s How to Decide.

Published: Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:57 PM

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If you regularly park in downtown Ann Arbor but are open to other options, this blog post is for you. Ask yourself these questions to figure out if you should drive and park downtown today or take the bus:

1. Do you live 3 or less miles from work?  If you live 3 or less miles from work, you're in the busing sweet spot.  This is the average distance of most downtown bus commuters. At 3 miles, chances are you can walk to a bus stop and get the bus downtown faster than you can get in your car and find a parking space downtown.

Downtown Worker Bus Ridership Breaks Record

Published: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:02 PM

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Strong employee growth among reasons for record go!pass ridership

A growing downtown employee base and high quality transit have resulted in record ridership for the go!pass bus pass program this year. According to recent data from the getDowntown Program (A program of TheRide), go!pass ridership from the beginning of the go!pass season (November 1, 2013) to July 2014 was at a record breaking 497,640 rides.

3 Upcoming Bus Service Improvements You Need to Know About

Published: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:03 PM

We are excited to announce the first round of bus service improvements taking place August 24, 2014.

To keep updated on all improvements happening over the next several years, make sure to check out TheRideYourWay.Org

Here are the 3 most important improvements for downtown Ann Arbor commuters:

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