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Veteran Transportation

Serving our veterans and military families

SMART is honored to serve southeast Michigan’s sizeable community of veterans and military families with a variety of transportation services. This page is your “One-Click” clearinghouse to get information you need to plan your trip for your medical appointment at the Detroit VA Medical Center, to and from work, or to visit family. SMART will connect you with available transportation resources to help you get there.

SMART offers several different types of service that may connect you with your destination:

Fixed Route Service - buses that travel along many of the region's main corridors. These buses have designated routes with stops at specific times and locations. To start planning your trip and to find the closest routes, you can use: SMART System Map, SMART Trip Planner or calling Customer Service.

Connector Service - is a curb-to-curb service you may use to travel anywhere within designated service areas. Six days advance notice is recommended for medical appointments. Reservation can be made by calling Customer Information.

ADA Service - is a curb - to - curb service that is available for ADA certified customers who cannot utilize Fixed Route service. For more information on ADA Guidelines and application, click here.

Community Transit - SMART partners with local communities to develop transportation programs that fit the needs of residents in their communities. To see what services are available in your cities, check out Services by Community.

The local Veterans Administration Network has two medical facilities:

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R Street Detroit, MI
Appointments: 800-511-8056
SMART Fixed Routes: 510 Van Dyke, 560 Gratiot

VA Pontiac Outpatient Clinic
Phone: (248) 332-4540
44200 Woodward Avenue, Suite 208 Pontiac, MI
SMART Fixed Routes: 450 Woodward

Additional non-SMART services may also be available:

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
To schedule a ride to/from the VA Center call 313-576-1000 Ext. 63508 Daniel McClorey, DSO Detroit VAMC

Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT)
When traveling within the City of Detroit, you will be required to use DDOT services.