Holiday Ride

Holiday Ride Sharing

Holiday Ride provides a shared-ride service on all major holidays when TheRide regular fixed-route service does not operate.

How to Ride
Call (734) 528-5432 to request a trip.
All Holiday Ride trips must be scheduled by phone reservation. Give the dispatcher the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your pickup location
  • Drop off location
  • Number of passangers (includign any non-paying children)
  • If your are using a car seat or wheelchair
  • If you want a call back when the car is arriving 

Holiday Ride operates much like regular car service with these important differences:

  • Holiday ride is a shared-ride service.  The car may pickup and/or drop off other passengers while you are in the car.
  • It is recommended that you allow at least an hour to complete your trip.  The average trip takes about 45 minutes.
  • You may carry and take with you only what you can hold on your lap, except wheelchair and walkers.
  • Service for wheelchair users is provided with a lift-equipped van.

You may stay indoors until your Holiday Ride arrives. However, watch for the vehicle’s arrival. The driver cannot wait more than two minutes for you.

When a car or van arrives, ask if it is your Holiday Ride.

If you decide not to take Holiday Ride after you have made a reservation, please call (734) 528-5432 and cancel the reservation.

All trips on Holiday Ride must fit in one of the following two ride options:

  • Have both the origin and destination in Ann Arbor 
  • Have one end of the trip in Ann Arbor, and the other end in the area east of Ann Arbor shown on the map below. 

When It Runs
Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am – 7:00pm

What it cost

Passengers must have exact change.

$5.00 standard fare per trip, cash only.  
 $2.50 per person with AAATA Senior or A-Ride identification card issued by TheRide.
(+) $2.00 per person additional charge for trips that begin or end outside Ann Arbor without an advance reservation.  
(-) $2.00 discount funded by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for riders with go!

Pass for Trips beginning or ending in Ann Arbor DDA area - not including University of Michigan campuses/building. 

One child age 5 or younger is free for each paid adult fare.

Anyone may call for a ride within the Holiday Ride service area (see map and related conditions above) on these holidays:

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving 
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
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