Detroit Area COVID-19 Transit Service Update Center

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LAST UPDATED 5/4/20 at 7:55PM.

Transportation Riders United is compiling transit service changes on this page. Because service can change rapidly, we will keep updating the page as often as we are able, and will always list the most recent updated date at the top. For the most current information on a service, check the resources in the “Updates” section for that service.

Transit providers have asked us to remind everyone that they want only essential trips taken at this time. 

DDOT

DDOT transit police may ask riders whether their trip is essential. Be aware of this.

Service
Monday – Saturday: Saturday schedule
Sunday: Sunday schedule

–40 Russell and 46 Southfield will be running on a Monday – Friday schedule ONLY. (Try the Chene as an alternative for the Russell, and the Evergreen as an alternative for the Southfield).

–Buses NOT currently running: #42 Mid City Loop, #80 Villages Direct, #89 Southwest Direct, #92 Rosedale Direct, #95 Ryan Express, #96 Joy Direct.

For more information on the schedule, visit this page.

Fees
DDOT is operating fare free. 

Updates:
Contact Customer Service at (313) 933-1300 Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for bus information. Expect delays due to high call volumes. Schedule info is on this page.

SMART

Masks are required to ride on SMART buses.

SMART has reduced service and eliminated service after midnight on certain routes, effective April 27. More information is available here.

Service
Effective Wednesday, April 8, 2020, all commuter routes are suspended. Advanced reservation shuttles will be offered instead. Additionally, the 140 leaving Allen/Southfield at 3:10PM will no longer be running. For more information, see this page.

Effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020, SMART has instituted additional service cuts:
• Frequency is hourly at a minimum for all routes
• Woodward, Gratiot, and Michigan, FAST and local routes will alternate every 30 minutes.
• Park & Ride Routes will operate only one trip into downtown in the morning and only one trip out of downtown in the afternoon.
• SMART Shuttles and Dial A Ride service will not operate.
• Hours of operation will be consistent with the length of weekday service hours.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, SMART will reduce fixed route services.
• Hours of service will be similar to weekday routes.
• Frequency of service will be lower than typical weekday service.
• Many routes will be based on current Saturday or weekday schedules.

For more details, check out SMART’s COVID updates page or use the Reduced Service Schedule Look-Up. You can also call (866) 962-5515.

Fees
SMART is operating fare free. 

Updates
SMART is posting their service updates on their COVID updates page, and you can also use the Reduced Service Schedule Look-Up. You can also call (866) 962-5515.

QLINE

QLINE has suspended its service. There will be no QLINE service for now.

Service

The QLINE will temporarily suspend operations following the close of service on Sunday, March 29 at 8 pm. There will be no service after this time.

Consider riding the DDOT and SMART bus routes that serve Woodward as an alternative.

Updates
The most current updates are on their facebook page and twitter.

People Mover

People Mover has suspended its service. There will be no People Mover service for now.

Service
Update as of 3/30/20: Due to significantly reduced passenger use, People Mover service will end at 6:00 PM starting this evening.

Updates
Updates are on their website and facebook.

Transit Windsor

Service
Starting on Monday May 4, service will operate as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday: Enhanced Sunday schedule
  • Sunday: Regular Sunday schedule
  • There is no service on the Central 3 West.

Fees
Transit Windsor is operating fare free. 

For information on rebates if you already purchased a transit pass, visit this page.

Updates
Transit Windsor has more details about schedules and operations on this page.

Flint MTA

Most service currently suspended, but Your Ride is still operational for essential trips ONLY.

If you are in need of a ride and it is essential, please contact Your Ride at 810-767-5541.

MTA’s Your Ride will continue to offer limited service for essential trips only. These include work rides for employees who are deemed essential such as health care workers and grocery store employees; medical and pharmacy trips; and trips to the grocery store.

Service
–Fixed route service: All fixed route service suspended until at least May 4.
–ALL Rides to Wellness service suspended through at least Monday, April 13th, due to driver testing positive for COVID.
–Regional service: All regional bus routes temporarily suspended.

Fares
Your Ride is $2.25 each way.

Updates
If you are in need of a ride and it is essential, please contact Your Ride at 810-767-5541. MTA’s most current updates are on their facebook page.

The Ride

Service
Reduced service subject to driver availability.

Fixed-Route Service: Reduced service is based on regular Sunday schedules with the exception of Route 3.

  • Routes not operating:
    33, 41, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 81, 91, 92
  • Routes with revised schedules:
    3, 4, 5, 6, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47
  • Park & Ride Lot Service:
    Green Rd. lot will only be served by Route 23
    Pioneer High School will only be served by Routes 24 and 25
    Miller Rd. lot will not be served
    Plymouth Rd lot will not be served
    State St. & Tennis Center lots will not be served

Demand Response Service: 
Reduced service is based on regular Sunday schedules. Passengers are requested to limit travel for essential trips only in line with the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-21.

  • A-Ride and GoldRide service will require at least one day advance booking. No same day trip reservations will be offered. 
  • FlexRide service will continue to allow same day reservations.
  • No other demand response services including NightRide, HolidayRide and MyRide will operate.

When a bus reaches 15 people, The Ride considers it to be full. They will dispatch another bus as soon as possible, but cannot accept more passengers.

Updates
Sign up for MyAlerts or call (734) 996-0400 for the most up-to-date information. 

The Ride has a page with COVID updates here and they list individual route maps and schedules here.

D2A2 Detroit to Ann Arbor Bus

D2A2 has suspended its service. There will be no D2A2 service for now.

Service
Suspended as of April 1.

Updates
See the D2A2 website for updates.

MOGO

MOGO bike share is offering a free one month pass starting March 30th. The pass is good for 30 days and covers rides up to 30 minutes.

For more details about the pass, go to this page on MOGO’s website.