alternative commuting

Start exploring your new commute to work. Below are alternative modes of transportation to help ease your commuter during the I-96 Closure.

Detroit Department of Transportation--Busing

  • Route 38 Plymouth picks up in the Meijer/Home Depot shopping center parking lot on Middlebelt Road at I-96, and provides all-day service into the city of Detroit via Plymouth Road. Customers may transfer to routes 21 Grand River or 53 Woodward to travel into downtown Detroit.
  • For route and schedule information, please visit www.ridedetroittransit.com or call 313-933-1300
  • DDOT operates 35 routes, 22 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • DDOT serves 103,000 riders per weekday in the City of Detroit and adjacent communities
  • Seniors and customers with disabilities can access door-to-door Metrolift services by calling 313-833-1429. Metrolift services operate within 3/4 mile of all DDOT routes, including the Plymouth Road corridor in Redford and eastern Livonia.

SMART - Busing

  • Only regional bus system in southeast Michigan
  • 43 bus routes that operate up to 7 days a week and 22 hours a day
  • Door-to-door service for seniors and people with disabilities who can't access SMART's regular Fixed Route service.
  • Need help finding a route? Visit smartbus.org or call customer service at 866-962-5515.
  • If there is no route near your home, we have several park and ride lots available.

MichiVan - Vanpooling

  • Commuters vanpool together and share a customized van with colleagues, neighbors and others who have a similar route to work.
  • Vanpools are great for commuter groups of more than 5 people who travel more than 15 miles each way.
  • MichiVan not only helps with the creation of the group but can also provide a custom built van!
  • For more information and to find a vanpool visit www.vride.com

SEMGOG's MiRideshare - Carpooling

  • A free carpool matching service
  • Commuters can save $3,000 a year just by sharing a ride to work
  • For more information click www.mirideshare.org.

Now is a great time to try an alternative commute! From March 24 - May 23, participate in the Commuter Challenge and win prizes(Kindle, Visa Gift Card, etc) for trying an alternative commute to work! Visit www.detroitcommuterchallenge.com for details and to sign up!