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Service Changes and Holiday Service

Changes are ahead and we want you to know before you go...

On Monday, September 2nd, SMART will introduce the following service changes:

 TIME CHANGES

200 Michigan Local
510/515 Van Dyke
805 Grand River Park and Ride
830 Downriver Park & Ride
849/851 Westside Park & Rides

Check our your schedule here

September 2nd will also observe our Holiday schedule, which is a Sunday service. 


LABOR DAY HOLIDAY SERVICE

Fixed Route
Operating Sunday service
• Customer Service - Closed
Downtown & Royal Oak Transit Centers - Closed

Connector -The following services will not operate:
• Connector
• Customer Service - Closed
• Groesbeck Flex Route Service
• Farmington/Farmington Hills Dial-A-Ride
• Somerset and Oakland Mall Shuttles

Prearranged ADA trips will operate as scheduled on Monday, September 2nd

Be sure to book your Connector and/or ADA trip by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30 for trips on Tuesday, September 3

Woodward Dream Cruise Information

Woodward Dream Cruise

FREE Shuttle

SMART will be operating FREE Shuttle Buses again this year so you and your family can see the Woodward Dream Cruise!

 

  •  SMART shuttles will operate along Woodward Avenue from 8 Mile Road to Downtown Pontiac, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019.
  • Passengers may board at any RED SMART and FAST  bus stops along Woodward Avenue.

Keep an eye out for more information on detours or alternate routing for that day. Any questions or comments can be directed to our customer service team at (866) 962-5515 or visit us online at smartbus.org.

Woodward Bypass Route

  •  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  •  Routes 460 ends at Somerset
  •  Route 461 ends at Troy Park & Ride Lot
  •  Routes 450 & 462 end in Pontiac
    Due to I-75 construction, Somerset to Pontiac routing will travel along Crooks Road to M-59.
  •  Get on/off at any RED SMART bus stop or safe location along the bypass route. Just flag the 
      driver down.
  • Bypass transfer points are:

State Fair Transit Center 
Royal Oak Transit Center
13 Mile & Coolidge
Somerset Collection-South
Downtown Pontiac

Cruise Woodward the SMART way!


 

2019 Park It Events

SMART Bus is a Proud Sponsor of Park It, a series of free family nights, consisting of music, activities and giveaways, followed by a family-movie on an LED video screen.  These events are held all summer, throughout metro Detroit.  See where SMART can get you this summer and learn more at www.parkit4fun.com

 

Civic Center Park

Date and Time

City

Park Name & Location

Thursday, June 20

Sterling Heights

Dodge Park

Tuesday, June 25

New Baltimore

Walter and Mary Burke Park

Wednesday, June 26

Southfield

Civic Center Park 

Tuesday, July 9

Livonia

Kirksey Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 10

St. Clair Shores

Veterans Memorial Park

Thursday, July 11

Ferndale

Harding Park

Monday, July 15

Southfield 

Burgh Historical Park

Thursday, July 16

Waterford

Hess-Hathaway Park

Wednesday, July 17

Shelby Kids Day

River Bends Park

Thursday, July 18

St. Clair

Palmer Park

Wednesday, July 24

Clinton Twp.

Civic Center Park

Thursday, July 25

Chesterfield

Brandenburg Park

Tuesday, July 30

Livonia

Kirksey Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 31

Clinton Twp.

Civic Center Park

Thursday, August 1

Roseville

Kennedy Park

Tuesday, August 6

Utica

Grant Park

Wednesday, August 7

St. Clair Shores

Veterans Memorial Park

Thursday, August 8

Sterling Heights

Dodge Park

Tuesday, August 13

Troy

Boulan Park

Wednesday, August 14

New Baltimore

Walter and Mary Burke Park

Thursday, August 15

Warren

Civic Center

Monday, August 19 

Farmington Hills

Heritage Park

Tuesday, August 20

Novi

Pavilion Shore Park

Wednesday, August 21

Waterford

Hess-Hathaway Park 

Thursday, August 23

Westland

Tattan Park 

 

Construction Zone

Summer in Michigan means construction, and this summer, there is a lot going on! 

Even if you don’t see construction on your daily commute, please keep in mind that our routes are constantly running into detours and setbacks. If the bus is delayed before your stop, it can still slow you down. We try our hardest to work around these road projects, but safety is our number one priority - which means we may experience delays. 

Know before you go and stay updated by:
•Checking our service bulletins for any detours.
•Signing up for updates through your MySMART account.
•Preparing for delays by catching an earlier bus.

SMART Service Changes

Know before you go...
Starting Monday, June 17th, the following routes are changing:
TIME & ROUTE CHANGES
Due to parking lot construction at Target on Ford Road and John Daly, Routes 255 & 330 will no longer enter Target. The Target parking area is no longer an official SMART Park & Ride Lot. Please observe all posted signs and ordinances.

255 Ford Road Express
• First outbound afternoon trip leaving downtown will end at Dearborn Ice Skating Center.

330 Grand River - Beech Daly
• Northbound trips begin at stop north of Ford Road on Inkster.
• Southbound trips end at the stop on Beechwood & Inkster, north of Ford Road.

400 Southfield - Orchard Ridge

405 Northwestern Highway
• Traveling into Northland, the route ends at eastbound Northland Drive stop.
• Leaving Northland, the route begins at westbound Northland Drive stop.

849 / 851 Park & Rides
• Northbound afternoon trips through Midtown will exit Lodge Freeway, turn right on Warren to service existing SMART stops and continue with current 849/851 routing

Verify your new schedule for updated routes and times. New schedules and Service Bulletins can be viewed online or you can contact our Customer Service team at 866.962.5515 for additional help!

April Service Changes

Know before you go . . .

Starting Monday, April 1st, the following routes are changing:

ROUTE CHANGES

461 FAST Woodward - New FAST stops added on Crooks & Big Beaver

• Northbound at Starbucks

• Southbound at Kelly Services

• Stops currently serve Routes 430 & 465

849 Northland Loop Park & Ride

The northbound afternoon trip will exit at Exit 13/8 Mile & Greenfield. Change provides better access to Northland Park & Ride lot. No time change

TIME CHANGES

510 Van Dyke

• Earlier weekday southbound trip

567 New Baltimore/Lenox

• Earlier weekday & Saturday westbound trip

849 Northland Loop Park & Ride

• Earlier trip to service Grand Blvd/Wayne State

851 West Bloomfield-Farmington Hills Park & Ride

• Later trip from Crosswinds Mall to Orchard Ridge4:00 p.m.


All customers should verify their new schedule for updated routes and times. New schedules and Service Bulletins can be viewed online. And don’t forget, you can rely on our Customer Service Representatives to answer any service questions.

Thank You for Riding SMART!

 

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SMART Public Hearings - Fare Changes

Learn more about these changes here. Please join us at one of the following public hearings to let us know your thoughts:

Tuesday, February, 5th
5:30 PM
Roseville City Council 
29777 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI

Wednesday, February, 6th
12 PM
SMART Downtown Offices
535 Griswold Street Suite 600
Detroit, MI 48226

Wednesday, February 6th
5:30 PM
Dearborn Transit Center
21201 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI

Thursday, February 7th
5:30 PM
Royal Oak Transit Center
202 Sherman Drive
Royal Oak, MI 

Can't make it? No problem, you have until the end of February 8th to email your thoughts and feedback to publichearing@smartbus.org or mail it in at: 535 Griswold St. Suite 600, Detroit, MI 48226

Facebook About Section

This is SMART’s service information page on Facebook which is intended as a vehicle for SMART to provide service-related information and educate people about public transit and SMART as a transit alternative to its customers and interested members of the public.  Public comments and responses are generally welcome on the condition that they relate to current information posted by SMART.  All members of the public are welcome to respond to comments related to the service information posted by SMART.  SMART limits the type of information that is conveyed on the page to particular information about service-related topics.

Posts that are not related to current posts provided by SMART will be deleted.  Responses may also be edited for clarity purposes.

SMART will also remove any posts that violate the following guidelines:

1.            Posts that contain profane, obscene or pornographic language or content;

2.            Posts that promote, foster or perpetuate discrimination against any person or group of persons or disparages any person or group of persons;

3.            Posts containing sexual content or links to sexual content;

4.            Posts of a commercial nature or which solicit funds or business;

5.            Posts that encourage violence or illegal activity or links to violence or illegal activity;

6.            Posts that contain political or political campaign content, including content concerning civic issues;

7.            Posts that promote alcohol or tobacco use;

8.            Posts that contain false, misleading or deceptive content;


January Service Changes

Know before you go . . .
ROUTE CHANGES

567-New Baltimore/Lenox New route and service!
• Replaces Route 560 on 23 Mile
• Connects to the RLEMS Shuttle at Meijer on 26 Mile
562-FAST Gratiot DMC/WSU
• Will permanently operate on Woodward between Canfield and Putnam
610-Kercheval-Harper
• Will permanently operate on Warren ending at Anthony Wayne Drive
620-Charlevoix
• Routing changed from Maryland to Alter between Jefferson and Charlevoix
730-10 Mile
• New Eastbound routing around the Royal Oak Transit Center via Lafayette to 11 Mile
805-Grand River Park & Ride
• New afternoon express trips with non-stop service from downtown to Fenton Lot via M-10 to I-96
849/851-Westside Park & Ride
• Will permanently operate on West Grand Blvd/Woodward-Warren/Forest

New Schedule Look Up

TIME CHANGES, STOP CHANGES, and NEW TRIPS
     

 261 FAST Michigan   567 New Baltimore/Lenox
 445 Oakland Limited       805 Grand River Park & Ride
 461/462 FAST Woodward  849/851 Westside Park & Ride
New schedules and Service Bulletins can be viewed online to view changes and times.
Don’t forget you can call Customer Service to answer any service questions.


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