University of Michigan Parking & Transportation Services
The PTS Department provides parking and transportation services to employees, students, departments and visitors at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campuses. We operate and maintain more than 27,000 parking spaces, provide campus bus service 360 days a year with roughly 60 buses serving 12 routes, maintain a fleet of approximately 1,000 vehicles of various types and uses, and offer vanpools and other alternative transportation options available to the campus community.
Vehicle Leasing Cost Increase
In order to meet the Federal Cost Recovery requirements for fleet operations, we are required to analyze our costs to verify we are operating at a breakeven level. We have performed a lease cost analysis which will require us to adjust our lease rates for the 2017 fiscal year.
Effective July 1, 2016, the auto lease rates will increase for all classes of vehicles that you lease from PTS - Fleet Services. There are two factors that are driving the monthly lease rate increase: added insurance cost due to increased auto liability and physical damage claims and administrative overhead for building maintenance.Read More
Observatory Contstruction Transit Updates
On July 6th, the Observatory Street construction project is set to move to phase 2. When this phase begins, the intersection of Observatory and East Medical Center Drive will reopen. When the intersection opens, all routes currently on detour will return to normal routing (with the exception of the Northwood route). This transition is expected to happen mid-day, so please watch the transit alerts and Magic Bus for updates.
Thank you for your patience during this process.Read More
No Transit Service July 4
In observance of Independence Day, University bus routes will not operate on Monday, July 4th. On July 4th, AAATA will operate its Holiday Ride service, a curb to curb taxi service. Trips cost between $5 and $7 depending on location. Information about HolidayRide can be found on their website. Regular University bus routes will resume on Tuesday morning, July 5th.Read More
TheRide Independence Day Holiday Schedule
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) will not operate regular fixed-route bus service, ExpressRide, A-Ride, or GoldRide services on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of the Independence day holiday. These services will resume on Tuesday, July 5. The Blake and Ypsilanti Transit Centers will be closed on Independence Day, but will reopen on Tuesday, July 5. TheRide's main office at 2700 S. Industrial Highway will be closed on Monday, July 4, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5. AirRide service between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport operates 365 days a year. The "Book a Trip" feature on MyAirRide.com displays the AirRide holiday schedules.Read More
2016 Commuter Challenge Sees Record Participation, Significant Impact
The 2016 Commuter Challenge was the biggest and best yet! More people logged more alternative commutes than ever before. Here are the final results and winners from the annual commuting competition:
These stats all break the record from previous years making the 2016 Commuter Challenge the most significant yet.
Read more on getDowntown's website.Read More