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Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Reports Smooth Transition To New Services

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It's been almost a week since The Ride made major changes to its bus system, and the report is: So far, so good. 

Most of the bus route names and numbers changed on May 1st across Washtenaw County.  It was done to make the service more frequent and direct for riders.  

Board of Directors representative Gillian Ream Gainsley says buses have been showing up on time with a few exceptions.

"There's a lot of construction in Ann Arbor right now, which you may have noticed. So, that is definitely causing some delays around the US-23 construction and around the other construction areas. But that isn't really a product of the service changes."

This is the largest change The Ride has made since 1979.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him

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