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Transfers

When using passes is additional fare required for Park & Ride trips?

If you are using a $0.50, $1.00, or a $2.00 31 Day Pass or a SMART/DDOT Regional Pass and Regional Plus Pass additional fare is require upon boarding for Park and Ride trips.  Between passes and cash, full fare riders, fare must equal $2.50.  If you are using a SMART/DDOT Regional Pass, an additional $1.00 is required upon boarding.  A SMART $2.50 31 Day Pass does not require an additional fare.

Can I buy a transfer if I have a SMART/DDOT Regional Pass?

Unfortunately, SMART transfers will not be issued to SMART/DDOT Regional Pass customers. For continued travel on SMART, SMART/DDOT Regional Pass holders must pay an additional 50 cents per ride. Customers may use cash, SMART Value Passes or the SMART Regional Plus to pay the additional 50 cent fare.

What is the policy for issuing or accepting doubled transfers?

SMART only doubles transfers for passengers going from Fixed Route to Connector to indicate that a transfer has already been used on a Connector bus.

How are transfers from Flexible Service or Dial-A-Ride to Regular Fixed Route honored? Is additional fare required?

When transferring from a Flexible Route or Dial-A-Ride to Fixed Route, passengers will have to pay $2.00 plus 25 cents for a transfer. When transferring from Fixed Route to Flexible Route or Dial-A-Ride no additional fare will be required.

How are transfers honored between Park & Ride and the following? Is additional fare required?

  • Transfers are accepted from Park & Ride routes to all forms of SMART transportation. 

    • Fixed Route and Flexible Service / Dial-A-Ride - Upon transfer no additional fare is required. 
    • Connector Full Fare - An additional $2.00 will be required. 
    • Connector Senior/Disabled -Upon transfer no additional fare is required. 
    • Connector Youth - An additional $2.50 will be required. 

  • For transfers from other SMART services to Park & Ride routes an additional fare will be needed to bring the total fare paid up to the Park & Ride fare.
    • Connector Full Fare - $4.00 plus 25 cents to transfer to a Park & Ride route.
    • Connector Senior/Disabled - $2.00 plus 25 cents to transfer to a Park & Ride route 
    • Regular Fixed Route – $2.00 Fixed Route fare and 25 cent transfer plus 50 cents to transfer to a Park & Ride route. The additional 50 cents must be paid in cash on Fixed Route buses.

How are transfers from SMART Fixed Route to SMART Connector honored? Is additional fare required?

Transfers from SMART Fixed Route onto the Flex Route, Shuttle or Dial-A-Ride service requires no additional fare. Transfers from Fixed Route can be used for only one trip on Connector. When boarding, the Connector operator will mark the transfer to indicate that one Connector trip has been taken. Additional fare may be required. Full fare customers transferring from Fixed Route onto Connector must pay an additional $2.00 for their trip.

Are transfers allowed between Fixed Route & Community Partnership programs?

No.

If a Transfer unit malfunctions and will not produce a transfer, will a paper transfer be issued?

Yes. A paper transfer can be issued and will be accepted on SMART buses. Paper transfers are treated the same as a magnetic transfer.

Can I use other transit system’s transfers on SMART buses?

SMART accepts transfers from DDOT, MTA and Blue Water Transit.

Can I use SMART’s transfer on other metro area systems?

DDOT: Accepts SMART transfers for one ride. For travel beyond one route you can purchase an additional transfer for 25 cents.
MTA: Accepts SMART transfers only in Auburn Hills for one ride only.
Port Huron: Blue Water: Blue Water accepts SMART transfers for up to two rides.

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