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Holiday Service

The holiday season is upon us, and we want to be sure that you #KnowBeforeYouGo. Check out the schedule for December 24th and 25th and December 31st and January 1st.

CHRISTMAS EVE & NEW YEAR’S EVE

Special Midday trips starting at 12:30 p.m. for the following Commuter Routes:   

• 515 - starting at VA Hospital

• 530

• 580

• 620

• 635

• 805

• 830

• 849/851- combined trip

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR’S DAY

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            

 

Be sure to book your Connector and/or ADA trip by 4:00 p.m. on:

• Tuesday, December 24th for trips on Thursday, December 26th

• Tuesday, December 31st for trips on Thursday, January 2nd  

 

Prearranged ADA trips will operate as scheduled on Wednesday December 25th & January 1st 

 

Customer Service Delay Saturday 12/21/2019

Our downtown building is experiencing technical difficulties that will delay our Customer Service Department from opening on time. We will update everyone as soon as we are up and running! Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Bus operations will not be impacted!

Service Changes

#KnowBeforeYouGo into the New Year!

The January Service Changes are now available. There aren’t many changes this time around, but keep an eye out for how your route may be impacted. Starting Monday, January 6th, the times for the following routes are changing:

TIME CHANGES

261 FAST MICHIGAN 

• Runtimes will change for weekday, Saturday and Sunday trips 
• Please consult new schedules for changes

510 Van Dyke

• During weekday trips, there will be an added trip leaving Michigan and Cass at 6:11 p.m. 
• Some night trips are shifted for better connections with DDOT

All customers should verify their new schedule for updated routes and times. New schedules and Service Bulletins can be viewed online. Don’t forget, you can rely on our Customer Service Representatives at 866.962.5515 to answer any service questions.

 Thank You for Riding SMART

SMART Holiday Pass Giveaway

SMART Spreads Holiday Cheer!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but also the most stressful. It’s helpful when you can get a break with a surprise gift from SMART to ease your commute, and that’s why we are so excited to present the 
7th Annual Holiday Pass Giveaway.

 

The Annual Holiday Pass Giveaway is SMART’s chance to help make our rider's lives a little easier by gifting them with a free ride! It’s the time of year to recognize what you’re most grateful for, and SMART is grateful for you!

 

Be on the lookout as our Holiday Helpers surprise riders at stops and on buses with a free ride!

 

Who: SMART Holiday Helpers

What: Either a pair of courtesy tickets, or 31 Day Dart Regional Pass 

Where: Possibly on your SMART bus or at your SMART Stop

When: The week of December 16th

Why: To spread the holiday cheer to randomly selected passengers

 

We love a good surprise, so we aren’t disclosing the date and time the Holiday Helpers will deliver the free rides! SMART riders and coach operators should be on the lookout! As always, we ask if the recipient can’t use the tickets or pass to please pay it forward to someone in need.

Holiday Guide

SMART Path Plan

SMART Halloween

We want to make sure you’re SMART about how you spend the season. Whether it’s trunk-or-treating, watching Halloween Parades, or picking the best pumpkin in the patch, we’ve collected a list of local events on SMART routes to help you celebrate 

 

Macomb:

Downtown Mt Clemens Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday October 26 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Downtown Mt. Clemens

 

Wally’s Trunks and Treats Spooktacular

October 13 from 3:00PM-5:00PM

22501 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

 

Oakland:

Tale on the Trail Halloween

Thursday, October 24 from 6:00PM -7:00PM

Jaycee Park 4100 Bacon Ave, Berkley, MI 48072

 

Halloween Hoot

Saturday, October 26 from 10AM-noon, noon-2:00PM, then 6:00PM-8:00PM

Beverly Park 18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025

 

Monster Mash

Friday, October 25 from 5:30PM-8:30PM

Birmingham Community House 380 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI 48009


Bedtime
 Tales: Monsters! 

October 16, 2019, 6:30PM – 7:15PM

Baldwin Public Library 300 W Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009

 

Birmingham Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 27 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Shain Park 270 W Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009


Spooky Monster Magic Show
 

Sunday, October 27 from 3:00PM -3:45PM

Baldwin Public Library (300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009).


Annual Teen Halloween Lock-In

Friday, October 25 from 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Baldwin Public Library 300 W Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009


Youth Halloween at the Library – (Pontiac)

Thursday, October 31 from 3:30PM -7:30PM

Multiple Pontiac Library Locations


Clawson Fall Festival

Sunday, October 6 from 3:00PM -6:00PM

Clawson City Park

 

Trick or Treasure 

Saturday, October 26 from noon-3:00PM 

Downtown Clawson

 

Trick or Treat Trail

Sunday, October 27 from 6:00PM -7:30PM

Clawson City Park

 

Ghost Night at Governor Warner Mansion 

Saturday, October 19 from 7:00PM -9:30PM

Governor Warner Mansion (33805 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48335)


Downtown Trick or Treating
 

Saturday, October 26 from 4:00PM -6:00PM

Downtown Ferndale MI

 

Harvest Festival 

Thursday, October 24 from 6:00PM-7:30PM–

Bethany Christian Services (30685 Barrington Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071)

 

Halloween Boo Bash 

Saturday, October 25 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Oak Park Community Center (14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237)

 

Zoo Boo

October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 3:00PM to 7:30PM

The Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)

 

Funtastic Halloween 

Saturday, October 26 from noon-2:00PM 

Royal Oak Public Library (222 E Eleven Mile, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067)

 

Trick or Treat in Tenhave Woods 

Saturday, October 26 from 1:00PM -3:00PM

Tenhave Woods (Normandy Road & Custer Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073)

 

Downtown Royal Oak Spooktacular and Trick or Treating

Sunday, October 27 from 1:00PM-4:00PM

Downtown Royal Oak

 

Rollers & Strollers Trick or Treat with Buzz & Woody

Saturday, October 26 from 9:00AM-noon

The New Rink (50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp., MI 48317, 586-731-5006, 


Halloween Kids Night Out

Saturday, October 5 from 5:30PM-10:30PM

Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034


Gymnastics Halloween Event
 

Sunday, October 13 from 10:00AM-2:00PM

Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034


Annual Spooktacular
 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00PM -3:30PM

Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034


Ms. Lori’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Play Date
 

Monday, October 21 from 10:00AM -11:00AM

Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034

Boogah & Hoogah’s Haunted House Party

 October 19, 20, 26, 27, and Halloween at 1:00PM (each performance)

 Somerset Collection (2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, 48098)

 

 Troy Police Halloween Safety Bash

 Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

 Troy Police Department (500 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI)

 

Wayne:

HarvestFest Detroit 2019

 Saturday, October 26, 2019 from noon-4:00PM

 Dequindre Cut between Wilkins St and Gratiot in Detroit

 

Halloween Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 26 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Beacon Park Detroit (1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI)

 

Fall Free Family Day 

Saturday, October 26 Noon-4PM

Robert C Valade Park

 

Trunk – Or – Treating

Friday, October 25 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Henry Ford College (501 Evergreen Dearborn MI)

SMART will be handing out candy at this Trick – Or – Treating event!

 

Please be aware of any upcoming detours. Visit our Service Bulletin site for more information. 

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 

 

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