TheRide's New Fall Service Schedule Starts 8/25/19

Published: Wed, 08/07/2019 - 4:14 PM

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TheRide Introduces New Fall Service Schedule
New FlexRide Service and Multiple Route Adjustments Start August 25

Ypsilanti Transit Center Study

Published: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:19 PM

A study has been initiated by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) to assess the Ypsilanti Transit Center (YTC). The goal is to learn how riders, local businesses, and community members understand and use the Ypsilanti Transit Center as their transit center. 

Howard Walks Over Greg to Commuter Challenge Victory!

Published: Thu, 07/27/2017 - 6:11 PM

Trophy Awarded to City Administrator with Much Pomp and Circumstance

Ann Arbor City Administrator, Howard Lazarus literally walked over Washtenaw County Administrator, Greg Dill to score a victory in the 1st Annual Howard vs Greg Commuter Challenge. 

The Administrators went head to head during the month of May to rack up alternative commuting points for the competition. Howard bested Greg with 28 alternative commutes to 16 alternative commutes. 

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.


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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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 Park & Ride Lots

Published: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:33 PM

In the weeks leading up to the Commuter Challenge, getDowntown is highlighting some of your alternative commuting options. 

If you live outside of the Ann Arbor area and are tired of paying for parking, this one's for you!

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:

VIDEO: Winter Weather and TheRide

Published: Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:03 PM

Looking to OWN WINTER and extend your bus commute into the winter months?  Here's a short video with some hints and tips for how to ride TheRide when it's snowy out there:

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.

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