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To make a reservation call: (734) 973-1611

Questions for The Ride call: 734.996.0400 or contact The Ride online.

A-Ride is a shared-ride, public transportation service available to eligible individuals whose disabilities prevent them from riding the regular fixed-route bus service.  Service is provided in wheelchair accessible vehicles and sedans.  A-Ride Card holders capable of riding the bus some of the time may ride fixed-route bus service free.  A-Ride Cards must be presented to the driver to ride free.


Advance Reservation (per trip)  $3.00
Same Day (per trip)  $4.00
Adult Companion  $3.00
Youth Companion  $1.50
Personal Care Attendant  Free
Companion 5 & younger  Free

To apply for an A-Ride Card, visit the main office, 2700 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor.  Call 734-973-6500 and ask for Mr. Robert Williams for further detail.

More information about A-Ride can be found in AAATA’s
How to Ride section, which also includes details on the process of making a reservation by phone at (734) 973-1611.

Base Service

A-Ride trips are provided within a 3/4 mile radius from any active TheRide regular bus route. This is referred to as the “Base Service Area” (formerly Core Service Area in the A-Ride Users’ Guide). A-Ride trips are also available within Pittsfield Township.

Base Service Hours (Updated)

  • Weekdays 6:30AM to 10:45PM
  • Saturdays 8AM to 7:45PM
  • Sundays 8AM to 6:30PM

Township Service Hours (outside Base Area)

  • Weekdays only 6:30AM to 6:30PM

A-Ride does not operate on the following holidays:

  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Service ends at 6:45PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Township Service

Eligible residents of Pittsfield Township who reside beyond the Base Service Area may travel within their own township from 6:30AM to 6:30PM, Monday - Friday. Pittsfield Township residents may reserve will-call trips and trips going to and from the city of Ann Arbor during these times.

Advance trip requests for trips within the hours above are available to eligible residents of Pittsfield Twp. to the following locations: 

  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Domino Farms (UofM Lobbies)
  • EAAHC (Rachel Upjohn & Geriatrics Center)

The “Base Service Area” expands in August 2016 with the implementation of Route 61 through the middle of the Township transitioning some current township restricted riders into base riders able to travel during the extended daily and weekend hours based on our fixed route bus schedule.  

With the addition of Route 61 into the Township the “Base Service Area” grows to include ¾ of a mile surrounding State Street.  (Shown on the map below in Yellow)  These improvements further reduce the “Township Service Area” and increase the hours offered to A-Ride users within the Township. 

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