Detroit to Ann Arbor express bus suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 10:31:58-04

(WXYZ) — The express bus taking riders from Detroit to Ann Arbor has been suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The service began operating on March 16, but the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority have announced a suspension starting April 1.

Officials say the changes have been implemented to adhere to the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order.

“We initially reduced service on March 30th in response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order to stay home to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, after further review we’ve concluded that suspending this service until further notice is appropriate,” Matt Webb, RTA General Manager said. “Unlike more established routes provided by DDOT, SMART and AAATA, D2A2 has not been in service long enough to build a strong customer base,” added Webb. “We have been encouraged by the demand we initially experienced, and therefore we look forward to resume D2A2 service when the demand for more regular use is expected.”

You can find regular updates regarding the D2A2 service here.