The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has introduced reduced rates for TheRide public transportation starting the week of Aug. 28. With these new rates, public transportation users can save between 22% and 50%.
“The pass prices were reduced to be more equitable for our community," said Samantha Potter, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Community Relations for TheRide. "The lower pass prices also increase the benefits of using public transit over driving, paying for higher gas prices and paying for parking.”
The new rates include a 30 day flex pass for $45 or $22.50 if you have the AAATA issued reduced fair identification card. You can also buy a day pass for $3 or $1.50 if you have the AAATA reduced fair identification card.
“We anticipate ridership to continue to increase with more people returning to in-person work and school,” Potter said.
Many people choose to use public transportation as the cost of owning a car keeps increasing from year to year.
“In addition to lowering the 30-day and 1-day pass prices, we’ve created a half-fare day pass for those who qualify. The reduced pass price structure became effective on Sunday, Aug. 28. For more information, visit TheRide.org,” Potter said.