Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

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Area served Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, MI
Founded 1969
Number of routes 29
Average daily ridership in 2011 15,229
2011 total annual ridership 5 million
Union TWU Local 171

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, currently branded as TheRide and abbreviated as AAATA, is the public transit system serving the cities of Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti, Michigan, plus several Washtenaw County townships and to nearby communities through express services.

History

  • Previous transit operator was Ann Arbor City Transit from 1968-1969.
  • Known as Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) prior to 2013. The name change came after the city of Ypsilanti joined the AATA board.

Routes

Maps & schedules

See Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority routes for a complete list of past and present routes.

Fares

Fares are paid using SPX Genfare Odyssey fareboxes.

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 2700 South Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Email: askus@theride.org
  • Fax: 734-973-6338
  • Phone:
    • Office: 734-973-6500
    • Ride Information: 734-996-0400
    • TDD: 734-973-6997
    • NightRide: 734-528-5432
    • AirRide: 734-707-7AIR (7247)

Transit Centers

Blake Transit Center (BTC)

Originally opened on South 4th Avenue 1987, demolished and rebuilt on South 5th Avenue 2014.

  • Address: 328 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ypsilanti Transit Center (YTC)

  • Address: 220 Pearl St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Roster

Current

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
411-424 Ann Arbor Transportation Authority 414-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R 411: Luminator Spectrum

412-424: Luminator Horizon

#418-#422 are used as extras during the art fair. Currently in the proccess of retirement
425-429 2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G20B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R Luminator Horizon Bus #425 remains in service. All other units have been retired.
430-444 2007 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon
445-449 2008 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon
450-456 2009 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Equipped with a rear route sign.
457-460 2010 Gillig BRT HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Equipped with a rear route sign.
461-470 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Equipped with a rear route sign.
471-481 2013 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon
482-486 2013 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon
487-490 2015 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R TwinVision Amber LED In new light-blue-stripe livery.
491-497 2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R TwinVision Amber LED In new light-blue-stripe livery.
498-501 2015 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R TwinVision Amber LED In new light-blue-stripe livery.
502-504 2015 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 TwinVision Amber LED In new light-blue-stripe livery.
505-513 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R TwinVision Amber LED In new light-blue-stripe livery.
514-520 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 In new light-blue-stripe livery.
521-522, 526-529 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 In new light-blue-stripe livery.
523-525 2017 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7 In new light-blue-stripe livery.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-5 Renumbered 101-105
6-12 Renumbered 106-112
30-33 Renumbered 230-233
101-105 1970 GMC TDH-3301 GMC Toro-Flow II DH478 Originally numbered 1-5.
106-112 1970 GMC TDH-3301A GMC 478 Toro-Flow II Originally numbered 6-12.
113-114 1973 GMC TDH-3302A GMC 478 Toro-Flow II Torqmatic Ex-Eastern Michigan University; bought in 1980.
201-203 1969 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Buddy's Transportation Company; bought in 1972.
230-233 1970 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Originally numbered 30-33
234-235 1966 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Burlington Rapid; bought in 1972.
236-238 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Danville Traction and Power Company 172, 169 & 171; bought in 1974.
240-250 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
251-253 1976 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
301, 302-307 (2nd) 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(45096-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
302-304 (1st) 1972 Ford School bus body.
305 (1st) 1956 GMC TDH-5105 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH Ex-Detroit Street Railway; bought in 1972.
306-307 (1st) 1966 GMC
  • Ex-?; bought in 1972.
  • School bus body.
308-321 1981 GMC RTS-04
(T7W-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
322-326 1982 Grumman Flxible 870
(40096-6N)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
327-332 1985 Flxible Metro "A"
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
333-338 1987 GMC RTS-06
(T7J-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
339-344 1988 TMC RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
345-346 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
347-349 1990 TMC RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
350-359 1992 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel 6V92TA First low floor 40 foot buses in Michigan.
360-374 July 1995 NFI D35LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R5
  • Retired in 2008
  • A couple of units were reactivated to deal with Ann Arbor Art Fair crowds in 2008.
  • 362-363, 365-367, 369-370 to CityBus (Lafayette) same numbers.
375-379 1995 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R5 Rooftop HVAC by SuTrak
380-386 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R5 Rooftop HVAC by SuTrak
387-390 1999 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G22D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40
391-397 1999 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G22B102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
398-404 2000 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G22B102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Originally powered by Detroit Diesel Series 40E engines. All units except #398 were repowered in 2008.
405-408 2002 Chance Opus Cummins ISB
409-410 2003 Optima Opus Cummins ISB
601 1984 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
601-606 1985 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
607-608 1987 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
609-610 1984 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
611-612 1989 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
613-614 1985 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
615-616 1992 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
617-630 1997 Ford/Overland ELF 126 Equipped with Luminator flipdot signs.
631-632 2000 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Cummins ISB 175 hp Allison AT-545 To Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services 2005-2006 in 2005.
6xx 2009 Ford E450 Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Ford TorqShift 5R110W
  • 646 (VIN: 1FDFE45P59DA84889), 648 (VIN: 1FDFE45P19DA84890), 6xx (VIN: 1FDFE45P59DA84892) & 6xx (VIN: 1FDFE45P49DA84902) were put up for auction in January 2016.

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Vehicles
Current 411-424, 425-429, 430-444, 445-449, 450-456, 457-460, 461-470, 471-481, 482-486, 487-490, 491-497, 498-501, 502-504, 505-513, 514-520, 521-522, 523-525
Routes
Current 3, 4, 5, 6, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 91, 92, 98
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