The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) is the public authority responsible for bus service in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. The downtown hub for the AAATA is the Blake Transit Center, which was rebuilt in 2013-2014.
Not to be confused with the Michigan Bus System.
Workers at AAATA are organized in the Transport Workers Union Local 171.
- AATA Route 1 is the Pontiac Trail bus, which goes to North Campus.
- AATA Route 2 is the Medical Campus to Plymouth Road bus.
- AATA Route 3 is the Huron River bus, which goes to North Campus and on to Ypsilanti.
- AATA Route 4 is the Washtenaw bus, which goes to Mott Hospital and then down Washtenaw Avenue to Ypsilanti.
- AATA Route 5 is the Packard bus, to Meijer's (Carpenter Road) or to Ypsilanti.
- AATA Route 6 is the Ellsworth Road bus, to Briarwood and Ypsilanti
- AATA Route 7 goes to WCC and Arborland.
- AATA Route 9 is the Jackson bus, with connections to Washtenaw WAVE and People's Express to Scio, Dexter and Chelsea
- AATA Route 12 A and B are the Miller/Liberty to Blake Transit Center routes.
- AATA Route 13 is the Newport/Sunset bus
- AATA Route 14 is the East Stadium Boulevard - Geddes Road bus.
- AATA Route 15 is the Scio Church Road / South Maple Road bus.
- AATA Route 16 is the Ann Arbor-Saline Road bus.
- AATA Route 18 is the Miller - University route. It also serves Skyline High School.
- AATA Route 22 is the North - South Connector route
- AATA Route 36 is the Wolverine Tower shuttle.
Board of Directors (2009)
- David Nacht, Board Chair
- Eli Cooper, Board Secretary
- Ted Annis, Board Treasurer
- Paul Ajegba
- Charles Griffith
- Sue McCormick
- Rich Robben
- Jesse Bernstein
For a history of AATA board membership, see AATA Board Membership.
Real time information
The AATA provides real time information about bus locations and schedules for mobile phones on a service called Mobile RideTrak.
Future of Ypsilanti Service
The future of Ypsilanti bus service by the AATA is in doubt because of budget constraints. The current budget plan involves cutting AATA Route 3 and AATA Route 5 to Ypsilanti by 2007 and all routes by 2009. The organization Keep Ypsi Rollin has proposed a change to the Ypsilanti city charter that would continue service.
Update: June 21, 2013: The City of Ypsilanti has officially been added to theAATA board and the AATA has now become the AAATA Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority.