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What is FAST?

Frequent. Affordable. Safe. Transit.

FAST, powered by SMART, offers a limited-stop service that connects you to the suburbs and downtown quickly and easily.  This high-frequency service travels along three of Detroit’s busiest corridors, Gratiot, Woodward, and Michigan Avenues so you can access jobs, retail, restaurants, stadiums, Detroit's Metro Airport, and entertainment venues.  To complete your trip, transfer from FAST to the new SMART Flex On-Demand service, within the Dearborn, Troy/Clawson, Auburn Hills & Pontiac, and the Hall Road zones.  You can view schedules and plan your trip here

Route Map Park and Ride Lots Destinations Served

FAST Gratiot 561/562/563

NOTE:  FAST 561 is currently not operating.

Gratiot Map

North River Road in Mt. Clemens

  • Route 561 to Downtown Detroit via North River Road / Gratiot
  • Downtown  Detroit
  • Eastern Market
  • Eastpointe
  • Roseville
  • Macomb Mall
  • Clinton
  • Mt. Clemens
  • Chesterfield
FAST Woodward 461/462 Woodward Map 

Troy Civic Center

  • Route 461 to Downtown Detroit via
    Big Beaver / Woodward
  • Downtown Detroit
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Midtown Detroit
  • Highland Park
  • State Fairgrounds
  • Ferndale
  • Royal Oak
  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Birmingham
  • Troy
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Pontiac
  • Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
  • Auburn Hills Meijer
FAST Michigan 261 Michigan Map

Michigan and Wyoming MDOT P&R

  • Route 261 to Downtown Detroit via Michigan Ave.  

Dearborn Transit Center

  • Route 261 to Downtown Detroit via Michigan Ave. 
  • Downtown Detroit
  • Corktown
  • Dearborn
  • Inkster
  • North Terminal Metro Airport
  • McNamara Terminal Metro Airport

Downtown Map

*Downtown riders please note the stops on Jefferson and Larned serve certain FAST routes and in certain directions only.  Be sure to pay attention to information at the stops and on the bus display sign. The stops used to leave downtown will not be the same as the stops where you exited the bus. 

Designated FAST Stops
FAST stops are located about every mile, which helps to streamline the service.  While you can only board and deboard at designated FAST stops, you can use any SMART local route to transfer to your final destination or connect you to a designated FAST stop.  The buses come approximately every 15 - 20 minutes during peak hours and operate 7 days a week, even late nights and weekends.  FAST buses are WiFi-enabled letting you get a lot accomplished while riding.  Plus, there is no need to transfer at the Detroit border. 

See the designated bus stops signs below:

                         

Fares & Transfers
Passes are sold online or at any of the following locations:
Downtown, Royal Oak Transit Centers, Wayne State University Student Center, Henry Ford College, and Oakland Community College campuses. 

Where FAST Can Take You:
Catch our FAST commercials to find out where we go!

Customer Care is Ready to Help!
Our Customer Care Representatives are on-hand to help navigate the FAST service or any SMART service to answer your questions.  Call us at (866) 962-5515, on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Additional information about SMART and our family of services can be found at www.smartbus.org