Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation route 255 'Ford Road Express'

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Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation route 255 'Ford Road Express' is wheelchair accessible.
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation route 255 'Ford Road Express' is a bike rack route.
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255 Ford Road Express
Communities Served Westland, Garden City, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Detroit
Route Type Commuter Route
Days of Operation Monday-Friday peak hours
Vehicles Used Gillig BRT 40' (HEV)SmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries D40LFSmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries DE60LFSmallAccessible.gif
Vehicles at Peak 3
Terminal Wayne
Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2018) 213

255 Ford Road Express is a bus route operated by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Route Details

The current routing of route 255. This map also shows the current routings of routes 140, 250 and 330.

This route primarily services Ford Road between Justice Street and Wyoming Street with limited stops, Interstate 94 between Wyoming Street and Interstate 96 and Interstate 96 between Interstate 94 and Michigan Avenue. Service on this route is provided during peak/rush hours on weekdays only. This route only travels east to Detroit in the morning and west to Westland in the afternoon.

History

  • March 5, 1979 - Route introduced as Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority route 835 Ford Road Park & Ride, primarily servicing Ford Road between the Canton Meijer store and Wyoming Street, Interstate 94 between Wyoming Street and Interstate 96 and Interstate 96 between Interstate 94 and Michigan Avenue.
  • January 17, 1989 - Service carried on by SMART.
  • May 1995 - Service west of Justice Street is eliminated as Canton Township opts out of SMART.
  • December 11, 1995 - This route was renamed to 255 Ford Road Express, eliminating the park and ride fare surcharge.

Headways

Last updated: June 17, 2019

Frequency Buses Used First bus Last bus Notes
Weekday Peak 20-30 3 5:52am 5:37pm
Weekday Midday Route does not operate.
Weekday Evening Route does not operate.
Saturday Route does not operate.
Sunday Route does not operate.

Destination Signs

  • 255 EXPRESS ~ 255 TO DETROIT
  • 255 EXPRESS ~ 255 TO TARGET
  • 255 EXPRESS ~ 255 TO WESTLAND


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Vehicles
Diesel Low Floor 3019-3020, 3601-3659, 3701-3780, 3801-3840, 3901-3938, 6001-6039
Hybrid Low Floor 3003-3005, 3006-3008, 3009-3018
Hybrid LF Articulated 3001-3002
Former 2101-2140, 9001-9033, 9201-9223, 9224-9225, 9301-9367, 9368-9369, 9370-9393, 9401-9423, 9501-9532, 9901-9920, 22301-22348, 22416-22460, 22349-22415, 23301-23357, 23358-23387, 95300-95384
Support Fleet Various numbers
Routes
FAST 261, 461 & 462, 561, 562, & 563
Main Corridor Routes 125, 200, 450, 460, 510, 560, 610
Community Routes 160, 280, 400, 415, 420, 430, 494, 495, 550, 567, 615, 752, 753, 756
Crosstown Routes 140, 250, 275, 330, 405, 710, 730, 740, 760, 780
Commuter Routes 255, 445, 465, 515, 530, 580, 620, 635
Park & Ride Routes 805, 830, 849, 851
School Routes 566
Seasonal Routes Woodward Dream Cruise
Former Regular Routes 110, 130, 135, 145, 150, 165, 185, 190, 201, 202, 240, 245, 260, 265, 285, 295, 297, 305, 315, 385, 410, 435, 440, 470, 475, 486, 488, 498, 499, 525, 540, 559, 565, 598 & 599, 625, 630, 750, 751, 754, 755, 757, 758, Gateway Express, Pistons Express
Former School Routes 112, 196, 203, 209
Former Park & Ride Routes 810 & 820, 835, 865
1994-95 Detroit Routes 25, 37
Facilities
Passenger Downtown Detroit, Fairlane Town Center Hub, Great Lakes Crossing Transportation Center, John D. Dingell Transit Center, Lakeside Mall Hub, Macomb Mall Hub, Northland Center Hub, OCC Orchard Ridge Campus Hub, Oakland Mall Hub, Phoenix Center Hub, Royal Oak Transit Center, Rosa Parks Transit Center, State Fairgrounds Transit Center, Somerset Collection South Hub, Southland Center Hub, Troy Transit Center, Park & ride locations
Non-Passenger Macomb Terminal, Oakland Terminal, Wayne Terminal
Bus Stops 1-9999, 10000-19999, 20000-20999, 21000-21999, 22000-22999, 23000-23999
Timelines
History 1989-1998, 1999-2008, 2009-2018, 2019-present
Southeast Michigan and Far Southwest Ontario Agencies
Ann Arbor
Port Huron
Chatham-Kent
Detroit bus
Detroit People Mover
Monroe
Leamington
Detroit M-1 Rail
Detroit M-1 Rail
RTA
Sarnia
Detroit suburbs
Tecumseh
Windsor