Parking and Transportation
There is a commuter parking lot on the east side of M-52 just north of I-94. Municipal parking lots downtown provide free 3-hour customer parking, with longer spots available for downtown workers and shop owners.
ExpressRide Chelsea.Mon.-Fri. leaves the Arctic Coliseum at 6:08 and 7:15 a.m. In the afternoon, the bus leaves Washington & Fletcher in Ann Arbor at 3:45, 5:18 to return to Chelsea. For additional stops in Ann Arbor, see theride.org. The fare is $125/month, in advance; $62.50 for 10 rides; $6.25 one-way. Passes half-price for U-M staff and faculty. theride.org
iShareaRide (TheRide). A free service to help commuters who work in Washtenaw County form vanpools and carpools. Computerized matching is available at iShareaRide.org
Western Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE). (734) 475-9494.
Bus and van transportation available to all. Personal care attendants and children 4 & under with parents ride free. Door-to-door service operates Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fare: 1-way $2.50-$3.50 depending on location; half price for seniors ages 65 & over, persons with disabilities, students with ID, and AAATA Fare Deal card holders. Same day service sometimes available; advanced reservations recommended. Reservation line open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Operates the Community Connector, a Chelsea-Dexter-Ann Arbor bus that operates 7 days per week (except holidays) from 6:09 a.m.-7:09 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 7:09 a.m.-7:09 p.m. (Sat.), 8:09 a.m.-8:09 p.m. (Sun.). Schedules at ridethewavebus.org. Mon.-Fri. fares: Chelsea-Dexter $2; Chelsea-Ann Arbor $3; weekend fares $1-$3; half price for seniors ages 65 & over, persons with disabilities, students with I.D., and AAATA Fare Deal card holders. Lifeline Van offers a county-wide door-to-door van service for western Washtenaw County travelers. Hours: Mon-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (with some flexibility). Destinations include all area hospitals, Briarwood mall, area events and festivals, car dealerships, MI Works Job Center. $20 one-way; seniors ages 65 & over $10. Call or see ridethewavebus.org for schedules.
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