Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) (AAATA)

Ann Arbor, MI 48104


About Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) (AAATA)


2700 South Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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The AATA, a not-for-profit unit of government, operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. AATA enables the area's residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives. In this section you will find an overview of AATA policy information, ranging from our long-term goals and objectives to information on our board of directors.

Products and Press Releases


Ann Arbor's TheRide launches Conquer the Cold challenge to encourage alternative mobility use

Jan. 10, 2024
TheRide's Conquer the Cold program encourages walking, biking, using public transportation and carpooling instead of driving alone.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

TheRide makes recommendation for zero-emission bus pilot project

Oct. 17, 2023
The pilot project will span four to five years and includes two hydrogen fuel cell buses and equipment, one outdoor fueling station, workforce training and 12 months of operation...
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Information Specialists begin to staff The Ride's Ypsilanti Transit Center

Aug. 1, 2023
TheRide's Ypsilanti Transit Center will be staffed with Information Specialists for the first time in the agency's history.
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Nearly 6,000 alternative commutes taken during TheRide’s Community Challenge

June 22, 2023
Throughout the month of May, 273 people took part in the Community Challenge, encouraged individuals to form teams with their coworkers to try an alternative commute to work instead...
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Ann Arbor’s TheRide begins roll out of new signs at bus stops

Feb. 3, 2023
The new signs include the bus stop number and details on how to use the "Text My Bus” feature to find out when buses will arrive.
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Voters approve TheRide’s millage request

Aug. 4, 2022
New millage and service improvements will go into effect in 2024.
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Voters Approve TheRide Public Transit Renewal Millage by Wide Margin

Aug. 8, 2018
The voters of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township expressed their strong support for public transportation services by overwhelmingly voting to renew and restore a 0.7...

Articles & News

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TheRide's Board approves long-range plan, TheRide 2045

The plan aims to grow ridership, address socio-economic equity gaps and enhance economic vitality among many other goals.
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Ann Arbor's TheRide latest victim of cyber attack

Oct. 28, 2021
While rider tools were impacted, bus service continued to operate on regular schedules.

Videos & Resources

TheRide has released its 2016 Citizen Report.

TheRide Citizen Report

March 3, 2017
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has shared its latest Citizen Report, which outlines the successes for Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015 – September 30, ...
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 4/29/2016

April 29, 2016
This week’s transit update includes videos from TriMet, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit System, Metro Transit, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority...
Big Service Improvements Are Coming May 1, 2016 to TheRide

Big Service Improvements Are Coming May 1, 2016 to TheRide

April 29, 2016
On May 1, TheRide will be introducing the largest expansion of bus service in the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area since 1979, as part of its Five-Year Transportation Improvement...

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TheRide Wins Prestigious Budget Award

July 13, 2018
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority was recently awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for its Fiscal Year...

TheRide Announces Record Ridership and Survey Results Riders Report Increased Usage in Recent Onboard Survey

Feb. 27, 2018
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has announced a 5 percent increase in ridership for the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year. The increase demonstrates the continued demand for...

TheRide Introduces New Express Route Between Ypsilanti Township and Ann Arbor

Jan. 16, 2018
Effective Monday, January 29, 2018, The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, is implementing new Route 81 — Ypsilanti Township Express, which serves commuters traveling between...

TheRide Adds New Features to Rider Tools

Oct. 3, 2017
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has announce the release of their upgraded service alert notification system, MyAlerts.

New FlexRide Pilot Service Expands Transportation Options in Ypsilanti Township Starts September 27

Sept. 25, 2017
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has delivered on its promise to provide more service to more places this year with the introduction of FlexRide.

TheRide Introduces Expanded Service and Implements Fall Schedules August 27

Aug. 18, 2017
Effective Sunday, August 27, 2017, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is introducing expanded service options in Scio and Ypsilanti Townships, implementing its fall service...

Free Ride Saturdays on TheRide

June 19, 2017
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) and the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) are partnering this summer to provide Free Ride Saturdays during the AADL Summer...
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Chris White Retires After 37 Years with TheRide

June 15, 2017
Chris White, the manager of service development of The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has retired, effective June 14, 2017.
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TheRide's Blake Transit Center Receives United States Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Certification

May 5, 2017
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has announced that the Blake Transit Center, which opened in March 2014, has been officially certified as a LEED Gold building...