(WXYZ) — A proposed bus service between Detroit and Ann Arbor will begin serving people on March 16, the Regional Transit Authority announced this week.
The service – called "D2A2" – will provide hourly trips between the two cities for 16 hours a day during the week with limited service on Saturday and Sunday. The service will run 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
One-way fares start at $8 with advanced booking costing $6 at the d2a2 website. Elibile seniors and those with disabilities can get a $4 fare, or you can purchase a book of 10 tickets for $50.
Buses will run between Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit and the Blake Transit Center in Ann Arbor.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, officials released the following statement:
“We feel that this is a public service that increases mobility options for all people including those that really needed better access options during this time (ie health care workers, support staff, etc). While the launch has taken a different meaning in light of COVID-19, we still believe it is an important public service to maintain access for people who must get to their jobs. “
The first bus will leave Ann Arbor weekdays at 6 a.m. and run hourly until the last leaves at 9 p.m., while Detroit service will start at 5:45 a.m. weekdays with the last bus at 11 p.m.
Weekend service will begin at 11:45 a.m. from Detroit with another bus at 3:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. while Ann Arbor will start at 9:45 a.m. with others at 1:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. You can find the full schedule here.