Ann Arbor Area Transportation Agency Receives Federal Funding

ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) announced today that a $7 million funding request was approved for the construction of the estimated $18-20 million plan to build a new, larger and improved Ypsilanti Transit Center. The funding request was requested and supported by Congresswoman Dingell. "We thank Congresswoman Dingell for her support and leadership in helping us gain this crucial funding for the construction of the expanded Ypsilanti Transit Center,” Matt Carpenter, CEO of TheRide said. “This important infrastructure investment will be a huge benefit to our community including public transportation passengers and employers in Ypsilanti and beyond,” said TheRide CEO Matt Carpenter. The Planning and design of the Ypsilanti Transit Center expansion is scheduled to begin in 2023 and go through 2025. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2026 and last at least one year.    The federal funding was secured by Congresswoman Dingell as part of the FY2023 omnibus appropriations package. The funding will be used towards the construction of the new transit center. TheRide had previously received $300,000 in federal funds for the planning stages of this project, secured by U.S. Senator Gary Peters.

Clinton County Blue Bus Offers Saturday Shopping Service

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Grant Writing Workshop To Be Offered in Detroit in December

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Detroit, MI on December 12-13, 2022.  This in-person training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.For full event details visit: and experienced grant managers, grant writers and administrators from city, county and state agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.We are excited to offer you a special tuition rate of $565. Please use code "ASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full  price at registration. Tuition includes Grant Writing USA's 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide.Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount per person.  Discounts for Grant Writing USA alumni and nonprofits are also available.  Please call for details.All health and safety guidelines will be followed. Online reservations are necessary.  Payment is not required at the time of registration.Complete event details including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration are available here.Contacts:Tammy PittsGrant Writing USA888.435.7281 toll freetammyp@grantwritingusa.comSusan StefanskiMembership Specialist IIIDirect: 313.324.3349stefanski@semcog.orgMore than 40,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.  

Ann Arbor Area Transportation offers public meetings to learn more about Zero Emission Bus options

ANN ARBOR, MI –  The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has announced that a research report on Zero Emission Buses done by consultants, Stantec, outlines and compares possible Zero Emission Bus options. Two public meetings are being held to share information about zero emission buses in November. The report focuses on Battery Electric buses and Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Electric buses by outlining the benefits of each, the cost and potential timelines. While the report makes no recommendations, it outlines several potential scenarios that allows for a certain number of vehicles to be transitioned to Zero Emission each year, culminating with a full Zero Emission fleet around the year 2040. “TheRide is dedicated to doing our part in our communities’ sustainability goals. Our study on Zero Emission Buses is our first step to determine the future of our bus inventory,” Matthew Carpenter, CEO of TheRide said. “We look forward to presenting our findings to the public and to listen to their preferred priorities of TheRide.” The public is invited to attend an in-person or virtual meeting. Meetings will be held: Virtual Meeting:Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)Via Zoom In-Person Meeting: Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m.Washtenaw Learning Resource Building4135 Washtenaw Ave.Ann Arbor, MI 48108  Public meeting details, the full report and presentation, and channels to provide feedback can be found at: To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, TheRide continues to enforce the established preventive measures to keep both riders and drivers safe:

  • Face masks are recommended to be worn, though not required.
  • The driver is to be approached for emergencies only.
  • Buses are cleaned with CDC-recommended protocols.
  • Plastic barriers are added to separate drivers and riders on fixed-route buses.
  • Sanitation supplies are provided to employees.
  • Masks, gloves and face shields are provided for drivers’ use.
  • Lost and Found collection has been temporarily suspended.

 The latest information on TheRide’s routes, schedules and detours is available at 734-996-0400 and on   -##- The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) was chartered in 1969 by the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a not-for-profit unit of government. TheRide operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, enabling the area’s residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives. For more information, please visit Connect with TheRide on,,, and

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