February 2019
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TheRide Loves Our Riders

We thank our riders for their continued support!
TheRide Seeks Public Input on Potential Service Adjustments
Beginning in March, TheRide will be seeking the public's input on a number of proposed service adjustments.  All approved changes will be implemented in August, 2019. Learn more about what routes have proposed adjustments.
Blake Transit Center Artwork
Thanks to a previous grant we received, we recently installed new artwork, "Round and Round" at the Blake Transit Center. The artwork was designed by MODmobiles. Check it out next time you're at the BTC!
Virtually Autonomous Wheelchair Securement - Coming Soon!
We're excited to launch a pilot program bringing virtually autonomous wheelchair securement to 10 of our buses this winter. Stay tuned for more info on this!
Take AirRide to the Airport!
Did you know that you can get to Detroit Metro Airport for $12 each way with advance reservation? Save the hassle of driving and parking at the airport by taking AirRide. Get started at and be sure to Sign up for MyAlerts to have the most up to date information on route times.
Conquer the Cold: Winner Announced!
The Conquer the Cold challenge saw over 500 commuters beating the polar vortex to commute to work in nearly 12,000 alternative commutes. View the winners of the competition and congrats to all who participated!
People, Progress, and Promises Kept
TheRide served over 6.9 million rides in Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018). More statistics from FY18 will be available soon! Follow us @CatchTheRide on Facebook and Twitter to be alerted when these details are available. 
What are Your Memories of TheRide?
Do you have a favorite memory of taking TheRide? We want to hear from you! We're celebrating 50 years of serving our community in 2019 and we're gathering stories from our riders. Tell us your favorite memories over the years with TheRide! We may use your memory in our marketing materials.
Upcoming Events
TheRide will be at the following upcoming events. Stop by, say hi, and learn about our services:
Wednesday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. WCC: WCC Welcome Event
Thursday, March 7, 3:00 p.m. Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker Branch): A-Ride/GoldRide Presentation
Courtney Says...
“I am so thankful that I have affordable and flexible options to get to work. I often begin my day on one side of town and end it on another, so having a variety of bus routes to choose from turns my logistical commuting problems into no problem at all!"
Winter Weather Safety Tips
Winter weather is here and we want to help keep you safe! Learn our safety tips for taking TheRide in the winter months. Winter conditions may cause delays, be sure to sign up for MyAlerts to know if your route is delayed or on detour due to road conditions.
Follow us on social media
Follow Us on Social Media!
Are you on social media? We are too! Head on over to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and follow us @CatchTheRide!
Do you love TheRide?
Tell Us How We've Helped You!
We're gathering testimonials from our riders about how TheRide has helped them. Send us an email at with details about your great experience with TheRide. We may feature you in a future newsletter or our marketing materials!
Sign up for MyAlerts
Sign Up for Our MyAlerts System
Have you signed up for our MyAlerts system yet? It’s free and you can pick which routes you want info on. Sign up today
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Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
2700 S. Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-996-0400

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