It'd be great to see a commuter line from Ann Arbor to Detroit. But, unfortunately, those plans were shifted to the back burner. However, in the meantime, for those in Plymouth who want to go to Ann Arbor, you can now take the park-and-ride.
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority officials held a
ceremonial ribbon cutting today, officially marking the grand opening of
the agency's fifth commuter park-and-ride lot.
Existing AATA park-and-ride facilities already take nearly 1,000
vehicles off the road each year. And with the opening of the new lot on
Plymouth Road at US-23, another 260 spaces are available for commuters
using the heavily traveled M-14 and US-23 corridor.
"Tens of thousands of people come to work in our city every day —
people who don't live in Ann Arbor," said Mayor John Hieftje,
who appoints AATA's governing board. "We are exploring and working on a
number of ways to bring them into the city. We provide places for them
to park their cars, lots for them to park and take the bus, they can
ride their bike, and now we're working on rail options to bring more and
more people into our city without their automobiles. And this is just
another step in that direction."
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