Topic : Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

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Ann Arbor Transit millage renewal to hit August ballot

Government Issues| March 19, 2018

By renewing and restoring the same tax rate of 0.7 mills that voters first approved in 2014, the board's resolution states, the AAATA would be able to maintain the expanded levels of public transit and paratransit services that have been introduced in recent years.

Mich.'s TheRide announces record ridership, survey results

Management & Operations| February 27, 2018

Total ridership for the 2016-2017 fiscal year was 6,879,996, compared to the previous year’s ridership of 6,572,012.

Management & Operations| September 25, 2017

Mich.'s TheRide to launch new on-demand microtransit program

The service is open to the public and operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is $1 per trip (one-way), with discounts available for those who qualify.

Management & Operations| April 11, 2017

Mich.'s TheRide names new business services program manager

Chris Simmons worked as an attorney with a focus on community development and business formation issues, prior to working in Transportation Demand Management

Management & Operations| March 21, 2017

Smith named new deputy CEO at TheRide

Smith, who joined the team as of February 27, has been in the public transit industry for over twenty years.

Bus| August 18, 2016

Mich.'s The Ride set to launch service improvements

The fixed-route and paratransit service improvements are part of TheRide’s Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program approved by voters and continues TheRide’s promise to create more ways for citizens to connect with jobs, school, appointments, shopping, and family and friends.

Accessibility| April 27, 2015

Mich. transit agency drops paratransit provider

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's board voted unanimously to part ways with Select Ride and awarded a new, three-year contract for door-to-door services for people with disabilities and seniors to Blue Cab, beginning May 1.

Management & Operations| March 24, 2015

Ann Arbor selects Carpenter to lead agency

Matt Carpenter, a Tennessee native who has more than 15 years of professional experience in the transit industry, including eight as the successful CEO of Strathcona County Transit in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, will begin work at TheRide on a date to be determined after his acceptance of a final written contract offered by TheRide

University| March 23, 2015

Former U. of Mich. grad to lead Ann Arbor transit agency

Matt Carpenter has more than 15 years of experience in the transit industry, including the past eight as CEO of Strathcona County Transit in the Edmonton area. He has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan, where he studied from 2001 to 2003.

Management & Operations| March 6, 2015

Ann Arbor transit selects 3 candidates for top post

The three finalists include Matt Carpenter, Andrew Johnson and Marty Sennett.

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