Friday, November 1, 2013

The Bus Stops Here! The Ride's Five-Year Transit Improvement Program

The Ann Arbor AATA (The Ride) is still in demolition mode.  The next phase, tearing down the Blake Transit Station next to the library, is scheduled for next week.  This is not slowing down or eliminating any of the services The Ride currently provides the community.  Many residents use The Ride to get to work, enjoy the downtown benefits, have access to businesses without a vehicle, and help the environment.  The updates in the next year will benefit both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti residents.
Ann Arbor Blake Transit StationSome of the improvements will be:
  1. More Destinations (ie.Ypsilanti District Library, Quality 16 Movie Theater, and Wal-Mart)
  2. More Frequent Services (Later Weekday and Weekend Times)
  3. More Direct Services
  4. New Downtown Transit Center
These improvements will help residents, especially seniors and people with disabilities, get out into the community.

Current improvements have been a New Improved Website where residents can Purchase Tickets Online and  Real-Time Bus Information at mobile.theride.org which can be viewed easily from your smart phone.

The Five-Year Transit Improvement Program wants your feedback.  You can visit The Ride's new and improved website or attend one of the many upcoming public meetings to share your ideas.  Complete list of locations and times.
The next two are located at:
    *Ypsilanti Twp Hall- Nov 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm
    *Tappen Middle Sch- Nov 6th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Email feedback to TellUs@TheRide.org


Visit our Flickr page to see the work in process on the new Ann Arbor Transit Station

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