Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation route 261 'Fast Michigan'

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Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation route 261 'Fast Michigan' is wheelchair accessible.
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation route 261 'Fast Michigan' is a bike rack route.
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261 Fast Michigan
Communities Served Romulus, Westland, Inkster, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Detroit
Route Type FAST
Days of Operation Daily
Vehicles Used Gillig BRT 40'SmallAccessible.gif
Vehicles at Peak 6
Terminal Wayne
Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2018) 740

261 Fast Michigan is a FAST route operated by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Route Details

The current routing of route 261.

Fast Michigan services Michigan Avenue between Washington Boulevard and Merriman Road, turning south on Merriman to serve Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Trips via Amazon'a Romulus fulfillment center divert via Smith Road, Vining Road and Ecorse Road.

History

  • January 1, 2018 - Route introduced.
  • April 2, 2018 - Several stations are renamed as the route is rerouted slightly in downtown Detroit.
  • June 18, 2018 - Two new stations, Flynn Drive and Amazon, are opened in Romulus.
  • January 7, 2019 - Route extended slightly to two new stations that open in downtown Detroit.

Headways

Last updated: January 7, 2019

Frequency Buses Used First bus Last bus Notes
Weekday Peak 15-45 6 4:59am 12:11am Select trips via Amazon Romulus facility
Weekday Midday 20-40
Weekday Evening 50
Saturday 45 4 4:55am 12:02am Select trips via Amazon Romulus facility
Sunday 45-60 3 5:52am 11:02pm Select trips via Amazon Romulus facility

Stations

Station Street Cross-street Direction Routes served Electronic shelter(s)? Notes
North Terminal William G. Rogell Drive lower level North Terminal Transportation Center South 98 125 280 No
McNamara Terminal WorldGateway Place center level McNamara Terminal Transportation Center South 98 125 No
Flynn Drive Merriman Road Flynn Drive North/South 280 No
Amazon Vining Road Ecorse Road North No (standard shelter) Only served during weekday peak periods.
Merriman Merriman Road Michigan Avenue South 200 No
Merriman Michigan Avenue Merriman Road East 200 No (bench)
Middlebelt Michigan Avenue Middlebelt Road East/West 200 280 No (bench at eastbound stop)
Inkster Michigan Avenue Inkster Road East/West 200 No (standard shelter at eastbound stop)
West Outer Drive Michigan Avenue West Outer Drive West 200 275 No
West Outer Drive Michigan Avenue Westborn Mall Staples store East 200 275 No (extra-large size standard shelter)
Mason Michigan Avenue Mason Street East/West 200 No (benches at westbound stop)
Dearborn Transit Center Michigan Avenue Elm Street East/West 140 200 250 No (standard shelters)
Greenfield Michigan Avenue Greenfield Road East/West 2 10 200 No (bench at eastbound stop)
Schaefer Michigan Avenue Schaefer Road East/West 1 2 41 200 Yes
Wyoming Michigan Avenue Wyoming Street East/West 2 54 200 No
Livernois Michigan Avenue Livernois Avenue East/West 2 30 200 No
West Grand Boulevard Michigan Avenue West Grand Boulevard East/West 2 27 200 No
Trumbull Michigan Avenue Trumbull Street East/West 2 29 89 200 No
Rosa Parks Transit Center Michigan Avenue Cass Avenue West 1 2 3 5 6 9 16 18 19 23 27 29 31 40 52 67 92 96 200 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No (two standard shelters)
Rosa Parks Transit Center Cass Avenue Michigan Avenue North 1 2 3 5 6 9 16 18 19 23 27 29 31 40 52 67 92 96 200 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No
Grand Circus Park Woodward Avenue Park Avenue South 4 461 462 People Mover QLINE No
Washington/Michigan Washington Boulevard Michigan Avenue North/South 1 2 3 5 6 9 16 19 27 29 31 40 52 67 92 96 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 Tunnel Bus No
Washington/Fort Washington Boulevard Fort Street North/South 3 5 9 16 19 29 31 52 67 92 96 125 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 610 805 830 849 851 Tunnel Bus No
Larned/Griswold Larned Street Griswold Street East 3 5 6 9 16 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 561 563 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No
Jefferson/Griswold Jefferson Avenue Griswold Street West 3 5 6 9 16 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 561 563 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No
Larned/Woodward Larned Street Woodward Avenue East 3 4 5 6 9 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 561 563 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No (two standard shelters)
Jefferson/Spirit Plaza Jefferson Avenue Spirit Plaza West 3 4 5 6 9 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 561 563 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No
Larned/Brush Larned Street Brush Street East 3 5 6 9 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 561 563 610 805 830 849 851 Tunnel Bus No
Jefferson/Beaubien Jefferson Avenue Beaubien Street West 3 5 6 9 31 40 52 67 92 95 96 125 200 461 462 510 515 530 560 561 563 610 805 830 849 851 People Mover Tunnel Bus No
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Vehicles
Diesel Low Floor 3019-3020, 3601-3659, 3701-3780, 3801-3840, 3901-39xx, 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