Detroit Area COVID-19 Transit Service Update Center

An image of a 40 Russell bus with the words "Detroit Area Transit COVID Service Updates" over it.

LAST UPDATED 7/18/20 at 7:00AM.

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

June 8 update:
Effective Monday, June 8 the Detroit Department of Transportation will modify service to limit overcrowding on high-frequency routes. Service frequency will increase on the majority of 24-hour routes with heavy ridership, resulting in decreased wait times on most routes.

DDOT says, “Service on the following express lines will gradually become available.” Express bus service may be very limited. 92 Rosedale, 96 Joy, 95 Ryan, 89 Southwest Direct, 42 Mid-City Loop, and the 80-Village Direct.

More details on the June 8 service change are available at this link.

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.

DDOT is operating fare free. 

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.


Masks are required to ride on SMART buses.

As of June 8:
Service frequency increases:
Improved to 30 minutes: 125, 261, 450/460, 461/462, 495, 510, 560, 561/563, 710
Improved to 45 minutes: 494
Improved to 60 minutes: 415/420 (30 minute service between Northland and the State Fair Transit Center), 752, 753, 756

Shuttles that have resumed service:

  • Oakland Mall Job Shuttle
  • Somerset Mall Job Shuttle
  • Groesbeck Flex Route Service
  • Farmington/Farmington Hills Dial A Ride


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.

SMART is operating fare free. 

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


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.

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.

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 are on their website and facebook.

Transit Windsor


Please note masks are required to ride Transit Windsor, as well as at the Windsor International Transit Terminal.

  • Monday to Saturday: Enhanced Sunday schedule
  • Sunday: Regular Sunday schedule
  • There is no service on the Central 3 West, Lauzon 10, Parent 14, Tunnel Bus, or Leamington LTW42.
  • The South Windsor 7 and the LaSalle 25 will be operating 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday on the Saturday schedule.

Transit Windsor is operating fare free. 

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

Once a bus reaches 20 passengers, a sign will be displayed indicating, “Sorry, the bus is full,” and it will pass normal stops. When possible, an additional bus will be inserted into service. 

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

Flint MTA

Passengers will be asked to wear a mask or scarf when boarding. Masks will be available on the bus.

FIXED ROUTE bus service: 
Mon – Sat: Saturday type hourly service, 6:30am – 11:00pm
Sun:  830am – 7:30 pm.

REGIONAL ROUTE service resumes June 3.

RIDES TO WELLNESS is in operation again.

–Fixed Route fares are $1.00 and transfers are free
–Regional Route fares are $2.00
–Fixed route and Your Ride are free on Sundays.
–Your Ride fares are $2.00
–Monthly passes are being sold at discounted rates
–All discounted rates will remain in effect until October 1, 2020

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, and on their website at their rider alerts page.

The Ride

Reduced service subject to driver availability.

Update 9 (6/11/20): Temporary Shuttles added for Plymouth Road, Miller Road, and State Street Park and Ride Lots, effective 6/15/20.

Reduced Service:
The following service will be provided until further notice and is dependent on workforce availability. Schedules may change. Visit this page for the latest updates to service schedules.

Fixed-Route Service:
On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the COVID-19 reduced schedules for Routes 3, 4, 5, and 28 were updated.

  • 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 served by Plymouth Rd/Miller Rd P&R Shuttle (temporary)
    Plymouth Rd Lot served by Plymouth Rd/Miller Rd P&R Shuttle (temporary)
    State St & Tennis Center lots served by State Street P&R Shuttle (temporary)

Individual Route Maps & Schedules During COVID-19 Reduced Service

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.

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.

Suspended as of April 1.

See the D2A2 website for updates.


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.