No memorial service for Ann Arbor’s TheRide

ANN ARBOR, me. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has announced that it will discontinue regular services for fixed routes, FlexRide East / West and A-Ride on Memorial Day on Monday, May 31st.

Reduced routes, part of a temporary service plan, will resume on Tuesday June 1st.

Those who need transportation on Memorial Day can use TheRide’s shared ride service, the FlexRide Holiday Service, for $ 5 per person. Seniors with AAATA GoldRide cards, people with disabilities with A-Ride IDs and people with a valid Go! Passes get discounted rides.

FlexRide Holiday services are limited to certain areas in the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. You can find a map of it here.

The service will be available on Monday, May 31, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. TheRide’s late night service will be available from 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 30th to 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31st.

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Reservations can be made via the MODE Car App or by calling 734-528-5432.

According to the TheRide website, all passengers are asked to follow these safety protocols:

  • If medically possible, wear face-covering in enclosed public spaces, including on the bus

  • Avoid close contact with sick people

  • Stay home when you are sick if possible. This will help prevent your disease from being passed on to others

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze

  • Wash your hands frequently to keep germs away. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently

  • Follow social distancing guidelines

  • Reduce the trip only to essential trips

For service plans, routes, and detours, visit TheRide.org.

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