For SMART Schedules – click here: www.smartbus.org
To contact SMART, call 866-962-5515
How to Ride the Bus-SMART
Connector Service ($1.00 each way for seniors and adults with disabilities) is an advance reservation, curb-to-curb, service operated by SMART in pre-defined geographic areas. Rides are available on a first come, first serve basis and reservations are required. A six day notice is recommended for medical appointments and a two day notice for other destinations.
Community Transit partners with local communities to develop transportation programs that fit the needs of residents in their communities. Under these “grass roots” Community Transit programs, we share the responsibility of operating efficient transportation in communities throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Connector and fixed route buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts, to get more information click here:
ADA Paratransit Service is an advanced reservation, curb-to-curb service that is provided for people who are unable to use SMART’s Fixed Route bus service because of a disability. In order to use this service you must be ADA certified. ADA certification requires an application process. ADA Service differs from SMART Connector Service in that ADA Service:
- Mimics available Fixed Route service
- Days and hours of operation are similar (consult individual route schedules)
- Pick-up/drop-off addresses must be ¾ of a mile or less from a SMART Fixed Route
- ADA trips are premium fare, $3.00 each way, including transfers
- Personal care attendants (PCA) ride for free as long as your ADA certification specifies the need for a PCA.
- When booking your ADA trip, you can request door-to-door paratransit service if approved by the ADA Coordinator.
- ADA Paratransit Service eligibility is within Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Monroe counties.
For more information on ADA service click here: https://www.smartbus.org/Services/ADA-Service
Download an ADA application: https://www.smartbus.org/Portals/0/New%20Service%20Initiative/2018%20ADA%20Application.pdf
Fixed Route service consists of buses that travel along designated routes with stops at specific times and locations. Schedules for our Fixed Route service are available in a printed format and online. All Fixed Route buses are equipped with bike racks, are wheelchair accessible, and operate on weekdays with select routes operating on weekends and holidays.
Boarding the Fixed Route Bus – 50 cents one way for seniors and adults with disabilities
Be at the nearest bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive If the approaching bus shows the route number and destination you want, signal the driver by waving your hand to indicate that you would like to board.
Remember, if you qualify for a reduced fare or need a transfer, please tell the driver before you insert any cash or passes into the farebox.
Click below for a reduced fare application:
Upon boarding, pay your fare or swipe your pass in the fare box (The Bill Insertion Slot is for $1, $5, and $10 bills, bills should be smoothed out and inserted into the slot. The fare box does not make change; instead you will receive a change card that can be used towards the purchase of a future ride. Coins should be dropped in one at a time in the coin cup, located beneath the bill insertion slot. Change will be issued on a change card that can be used for future rides. The passenger display panel will keep track of how much you insert.
Exiting the Bus
Two blocks prior to your bus stop, tell the coach operator or ring the bell. Exit the bus through the front or rear door (when possible) when it comes to a complete stop.
Service animals are welcome on all SMART buses and Personal Care Attendants always ride for free on ADA Paratransit.