fares

DDOT and SMART bring back fares March 15. Is it the right time?

DDOT and SMART plan to start charging fares again on March 15. But why should riders start paying full fares for less than full service? Fares were suspended last year as part of COVID safety efforts, in order to reduce the amount of time riders spend next to the driver and enable back door boarding …

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SMART Proposes Bus Fare Changes; Input Requested

SMART Bus may be changing their fare structure! This new fare structure is the result of a partnership between DDOT & SMART that was announced last August [Detroit News] to make riding the bus easier. TRU is very excited for these changes as this represents a big step towards continued regional cooperation between SMART & …

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Surprising Success: Fall 2018 Update

 Sometimes success comes in unexpected ways. Transit is improving. It may not always feel like change is happening and it’s not yet enough, but improvements should be celebrated! When we worked in 2015 with the RTA to develop a Regional Transit Plan, we asked our members their priorities for improved and expanded transit. We heard: Seamless, …

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