The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has taken several measures in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
In a statement made to the public earlier today Tuesday, March 17, the AAATA announced a halting of fare collection for fixed-route and para-transit (demand responses) services for the Ride bus service. This decision has been made in order to reduce driver-passenger interaction in response to the spread of COVID-19.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, the Ypsilanti Transit Center, the Ann Arbor Blake Transit Center, and the AAATA offices in Ann Arbor will be closed to the public. Additionally, AirRide service to the Detroit Metropolitan Airport from the Blake Transit Center will be suspended until further notice. Reservations for A-Ride can still be made. Riders should also note that within the next few days, the Ride fixed-route bus service will be reduced due to a combination of low ridership and a minimized workforce.
The measures will proceed in a rolling two-week fashion, and are subject to daily reassessment.
The AAATA recommends not to travel unless "absolutely necessary."
All AAATA facilities and vehicles are disinfected and sanitized according to CDC recommendation.
As of today, there are seven confirmed cases of Washtenaw County residence contracting COVID-19. Please visit the official state of Michigan’s web page for more information on the coronavirus situation in Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.
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