The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is Southeast Michigan's only regional bus system helping people connect to work, school, medical appointments, shopping centers, entertainment and cultural events. Providing 11 million rides annually, SMART operates 234 Fixed Route buses on 43 routes, 7 days a week, 22 hours a day as well as Connector Service for seniors and people with disabilities who can't access SMART's regular Fixed Route service. Additionally, through our Community Partnership Program (CPP), SMART partners with 75 municipalities and organizations to support local transit service by leveraging federal funding that is returned to local communities.
SMART was originally created in 1967 under Public Act 204 as Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority (SEMTA). In 1989 Public Act 481 of 1988 amended Public Act 204, reorganizing SEMTA without the City of Detroit and SEMTA was renamed the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). The company is overseen by a board of directors, which govern policies, financial resources and the chief executive’s performance. SMART's board consists of prominent citizens from throughout southeast Michigan.
Since the first millage in 1995, SMART has worked hard to address the transit needs of the region with its limited resources. SMART continually monitors its routes and ridership, to make sure its resources are effectively and efficiently utilized, eliminating unproductive routes and reassigning those resources to high demand routes. For information on Financial and Annual Reports, click here.
SMART is committed to providing quality bus service to keep people moving and to provide the citizens of the region with the best transit options possible. We continue to explore green initiatives and maintain bus service during these difficult economic times.
For the history of public transit in southeast Michigan, click here