Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
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|Founded||Chartered in 1969, operating as early as 1976|
|Headquarters||2700 S. Industrial Hwy.,
Ann Arbor, MI
|Service area||Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti|
|Service type||bus service, paratransit|
|Destinations||Briarwood Mall, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Comm College, Huron High School, U of M Hospital, Downtown Ypsilanti, Downtown Ann Arbor.|
|Stations||Blake Transit Center,
331 S. Fourth Avenue, Ypsilanti Transit Center Pearl street.
|Daily ridership||21,803 (weekday FY2011)|
|Operator||Ann Arbor Transportation Authority|
The authority operates fixed-route bus lines within its service area, as well as a paratransit system. It also operates transit centers in downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, as well as a number of park and ride lots in Ann Arbor. Other services provided by the authority include a campus shuttle at Eastern Michigan University and UM-sponsored commuter buses from Chelsea and Canton. The AATA is also the designated authority for the planned Ann Arbor-Howell commuter rail line.
The AATA was the first transit authority in the United States to operate low-floor buses when, in early 1993, they took delivery of ten New Flyer D40LF buses. In terms of operation, only two Canadian authorities and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operated such buses prior to the AATA. The AATA has introduced hybrid electric buses to its fleet of 69 and is the first public transit operator in the Midwest to state its intention to convert to all hybrid electric buses.
AATA uses a fixed-fare system. Full fare is $1.50, payable by cash, tokens, or a (free) card provided by the University of Michigan to its community members. Half fare is $0.75, payable by cash, tokens, or a pass. The fare for the ExpressRide Canton and Chelsea is $6.25, payable by only cash. Riders can also get a commuter pass or a ten-ride ticket for discounts. Transfers are issued from the bus farebox, are free, and are valid for 90 minutes from the time of issue. Transfers cannot be used for a trip on the ExpressRide routes or for a return trip on the same route.
- ExpressRide: Canton
- ExpressRide: Chelsea
- 1 Pontiac – Dhu Varren
- 1U Pontiac–University
- 2A/B/C Plymouth
- 3 Huron River
- 4A/B Washtenaw
- 5A/B/C/D Packard
- 6A/B/C Ellsworth
- 7 South Main – East
- 8A/B Pauline
- 9 Jackson–Dexter
- 10 Ypsilanti Northeast
- 11 Ypsilanti South
- 12A/B Miller–Liberty
- 13 Newport
- 14 Geddes – East Stadium
- 15 Scio Church – West Stadium
- 16 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
- 17 Amtrak Station – Depot Street
- 18A/B Miller–University
- 20 Ypsilanti Grove – Ecorse
- 22 Ann Arbor Connector
- 33 College of Business Shuttle
- 36 Wolverine Tower Shuttle
- 609 Dexter–University (formerly route 9U)
- 787 AirRide (Detroit Metro Apart Shuttle)
- http://www.aata.org/faq.asp AATA FAQ page
- Shea, Bill (2008-10-29). "Ann Arbor-Howell commuter rail line chugs ahead; authority named". Crain's Detroit Business. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- "AATA Goes Hybrid". Arbor Update—Ann Arbor Area Community News. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- "Fares". Ann Arbor Transportation Authority. 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
- "The Link" (PDF). Ann Arbor Transportation Authority. 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009.[dead link]
- Reed, Tina (8 August 2009). "Downtown Ann Arbor Link bus service not expected to resume". News (AnnArbor.com). Retrieved 19 October 2010.
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