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SMART Unveils New Service!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017/Categories: Featured Homepage News

Welcome to FAST, a new level of bus service with a new look offered by SMART connecting you to the city and suburbs!  FAST is a high frequency, limited-stop service that can quickly and easily connect to your favorite destinations along Gratiot, Woodward and Michigan Avenues!  FAST offers high quality bus service throughout the week at the same low $2.00 fare – including FREE WiFi. 

What is limited-stop service? SMART’s limited-stop service means fewer bus stops – less stopping means a faster ride and provides better access to destinations and transfer points. Riders will only be allowed to board and deboard at official bus stations along the entire corridor.  The FAST route maps include a list the official bus stations for your convenience.

Is your bus stop not included in the new Limited-Stop routes? 
No worries, SMART and DDOT local routes can get you to the official limited bus station so you can transfer on to the new service. Contact SMART’s customer service at 866 962 5515.

Check here for new schedules!


FAST Gratiot runs from either Chesterfield (Route 563) or from North River Park and Ride (Route 561) to Downtown Detroit.  There are also trips from North River Park and Ride to Mid-town (Route 562).  The new Gratiot service mirrors the same stops as the Route 598/599, with additional stops at 10 Mile, 13 Mile, Metro Parkway, Hall Road, 22 and 23 Mile Roads. View the FAST Gratiot Map


FAST Woodward runs from Pontiac (Route 461) or Troy (Route 462) to Midtown as well as Downtown Detroit. The new Woodward service mirrors the same stops as the Route 498, with additional stops at the Detroit Zoo, 12 Mile, 14 Mile, Troy Civic Center, St. Joseph Hospital and Phoenix Center. View the FAST Woodward Map


FAST Michigan, for the first time, provides a direct connection from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Downtown Detroit, seven days a week.  Both airport terminals, as well as the Dearborn Transit Center, are served with each trip. View the FAST Michigan Map


All the new FAST, limited-stop routes meet downtown with stops in the Central Business District and near the entertainment district.  Now you can to get close to the places you want to go and connect with the regions network of routes and other mobility options. View the FAST Downtown Map

To help navigate the new FAST service, SMART Customer Service representatives are on-hand to answer  your questions.  Call Customer Service at (866) 962-5515, weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Additional information about SMART and FAST routes and schedules can be found at

SMART helps you conveniently travel to work, school, medical appointments or your favorite shopping and entertainment venues. See the designated bus stops signs below:

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