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What is a transfer and how do I use it?

Riders no longer need a transfer to connect between SMART buses or from DDOT to SMART.  The new 4-hour and 24-hour passes allow riders unlimited rides, in any direction, on both SMART and DDOT for the time allotted on the pass. These passes can be purchased on the bus, at SMART and DDOT Transit Centers or online.

What is limited / express?

A limited / express bus does not service every bus stop along the route, only certain stops. Limited buses will pick-up or drop-off at stops with a LTD sign (approximately every half mile). Express buses will pick up along a designated route, then once it reaches the Detroit city limits, the bus expresses into downtown Detroit.

I work in an area where there is limited or no Fixed Route Service?

In some areas, SMART offers Shuttles to take you from the bus to the front door of your job. Some passengers in this situation bus and bike to their destination. All SMART Fixed Route Buses are equipped with bike racks.

Do you provide bus service to/from Metro Airport?

Yes.  Route 261 FAST Michigan Avenue provides direct service from both the North and McNamara terminals at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to downtown Detroit, 7 days a week.  Routes 125 (Fort Street) and Route 280 (Middlebelt South) also provide service to/from the airport.  For a listing of pick-up times and stops, click on the schedules tab.

What is a Fixed Route bus service?

SMART's Fixed Route Service is large bus service with specific numbered routes that remain intact. The routes have scheduled times that are also fixed for pick-up and drop-off along designated routes.

Where can I find information about route changes?

Information can be found on the home page under Service Bulletins on the right hand side of the page. You can also find information under the About tab and then click on Service Bulletins. Sign up with MySMART and have route updates sent directly to your e-mail.