ANN ARBOR, MI â€“ Low-cost connections to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Jackson and East Lansing will soon be available to local residents and visitors through the collaboration of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) and key local leaders with Michigan Flyer.
Michigan Flyer has announced that it will add an Ann Arbor stop to its Direct to Detroit Metro bus service beginning October 1, 2007. The bus will board passengers at the Four Points Sheraton, located at 3200 Boardwalk, with 11 daily round trips to and from Metro Airport and seven round trips to Jackson and East Lansing.
According to AATA Board Chair David Nacht, AATA has played a key role in making this service a reality.
â€œMichigan Flyer approached us to help them evaluate and determine possible boarding and overnight parking sites, and to connect with other important contacts in the community,â€ Nacht said.
â€œWe are really excited about this opportunity for residents of our community and visitors to have a low-cost option to get to Detroit Metro Airport and the ability to travel from Ann Arbor to Jackson and Lansing.â€
AATA has worked with Michigan Flyer in setting up an interim connection between AATAâ€™s Route 36 â€“ Wolverine Tower Shuttle and the Michigan Flyer service, and will continue to work toward establishing connections with additional AATA routes.
The direct to Detroit Metro service will be non-stop to and from the airport and will serve both the McNamara and Smith terminals.
The introductory rate from Ann Arbor to the airport will be $10 per person, and $15 per person to or from East Lansing, with a â€œBuy Two, Get One Freeâ€ promotion in effect through December.
Details on the service are available at www.MichiganFlyer.com or by calling 888.MI.FLYER.