TheRide Announces Easter Holiday Service Schedule for Passengers

Looking for transportation options in Ann Arbor on Easter Sunday? Learn about TheRide's holiday service schedule and alternative options in our article.

ANN ARBOR, MI —The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, has released its schedule for the upcoming Easter holiday. In observance of the holiday, the transportation authority will not operate fixed-route bus service, FlexRide East/West, or A-Ride services on Sunday, April 9, 2023. Regular service will resume on Monday, April 10.

Additionally, The Blake Transit Center, Ypsilanti Transit Center, and TheRide’s Main Office will be closed on Sunday, April 9, but will re-open on Monday, April 10.

Alternative Transportation Options Available for Passengers

Despite the limited service on Easter Sunday, passengers can still take advantage of TheRide’s FlexRide Holiday Service, which is a shared-ride service available on designated holidays for just $5 per person. Seniors with an AAATA GoldRide card and individuals with disabilities with an A-Ride identification card can ride for $2.50. Individuals with a valid go!pass may ride for $3.

The designated areas for FlexRide Holiday trips are within the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, and service hours for Easter Sunday will be from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Additionally, FlexRide Late Night Service hours will be in effect from 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 9.

Passengers who wish to take advantage of either the Late Night or Holiday Service must make reservations through the MODE Car App or by calling 734-528-5432. Reservation times vary depending on the day of the week, with reservations stopping at 5:15 a.m. on weekdays, 7:15 a.m. on Saturdays, and 7:15 a.m. on Sundays.

Preventative Measures Against COVID-19 Still in Place

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TheRide continues to enforce established preventive measures to ensure the safety of both riders and drivers. Although customers are encouraged to wear a face mask, it is not required. Buses are cleaned with CDC-recommended protocols, and plastic barriers have been added to separate drivers and riders on fixed-route buses. Sanitation supplies are provided to employees, and masks, gloves, and face shields are available for drivers’ use. However, the lost and found collection has been temporarily suspended.

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