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Going to the Thanksgiving Day Parade or Lions game?

Ride FAST to get there!

SMART is providing a cost-effective and safe transit to get you and your family downtown during the high traffic times. With the game, parade and Turkey Trot all happening in close proximity to each other, parking is going to be difficult and expensive. SMART is making it easy to get the whole family downtown and has even worked to align many of the stops with DDOT stops for easy coordination so everyone can take part in these Detroit traditions.

For the Thanksgiving Day schedule and FAST map see below:

                                         FAST MAP DOWNLOAD


FAST Gratiot Schedule                                       FAST Woodward Schedule                                        FAST Michigan Schedule


To make sure this convenience is available to people who want to park and ride, SMART has partnered with local businesses to provide temporary parking areas on Thanksgiving Day only.

Temporary Park & Ride lots available

FAST Gratiot – North River Road & 15 Mile at Lowe’s

FAST Woodward – Troy Civic Center

FAST Michigan – Westborn Kroger

What is FAST?

Frequent. Affordable. Safe. Transit.

FAST is a new service powered by SMART, which offers limited stops and connects the suburbs to downtown quickly and easily.  The new high-frequency service travels along three of Detroit’s busiest corridors, Gratiot, Woodward, and Michigan, and only stops at designated FAST stops. 

Unlike the traditional SMART routes, where there are stops on nearly every block, FAST only stops about every mile. This allows us to streamline the service and provide better access to destinations and transfer points. FAST buses come every 15 minutes for peak operating hours and operate 7 days a week, even late-nights and weekends. This new service never requires a transfer at the Detroit border. 


You can view schedules and plan your trip here

Gratiot Map
Woodward Map
Michigan Map
Downtown Map

Fares & Transfers

The all-new FAST service offers a fresh new look, streamlined service, free WiFi, and the same low fare! It is still only $2.00 for a one-way trip and reduced fare rates are still accepted for eligible riders. See if you’re eligible here.

While you can only board and deboard at designated FAST stops, you can use any SMART route to transfer. Transfer fees are still only $.25 and in most cases, your usual local will connect you to a FAST bus.  

Downtown riders will want to note that the stops on Jefferson and Larned serve certain routes and certain directions only. Please 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. 

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 all-new FAST commercials to find out where we go!

Gratiot Ave:
Downtown  Detroit  Eastern Market
Eastpointe  Roseville
Macomb Mall Clinton
 Mt. Clemens Chesterfield

Woodward Ave:
Downtown Detroit  Detroit Zoo
Midtown Detroit Beaumont Hospital
Highland Park Birmingham
State Fairgrounds Troy
Ferndale St. Joseph Hospital
Royal Oak Pontiac

Michigan Ave:
 Downtown Detroit Corktown
Dearborn Inkster
North Terminal Metro Airport McNamara Terminal Metro Airport

To help navigate the new FAST service, SMART Customer Service representatives are on-hand to answer your questions.  Call Customer Service at (866) 962-5515, weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Additional information about SMART and FAST routes and schedules can be found at

SMART helps you conveniently travel to work, school, medical appointments or your favorite shopping and entertainment venues. Our new service FAST streamlines that function. 
See the designated bus stops signs below: