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Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect

A free trip planning and commuter-matching service by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and TheRide. Enter your departure point and destination online or in the app to get information on alternative commuting options, find bus routes, connect with carpools, see vanpool routes, and find walking and biking partners. commuter@theride.org, commuterconnectmi.com

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U-M Vanpool

The U-M has sponsored vanpooling for its faculty and staff since the 1970s. Eligible employees pay $25/month to join or start a vanpool to and from campus. Non-university employees can join at $119/month. Members split gas costs. alt.trans@umich.edu, ltp.umich.edu/transportation-alternatives/vanpools


Zipcars

Car-sharing service. Purchase online or through mobile app. $25 application fee + $7/mo. or $70/yr, and rentals from $8.5/hour, $69/day. Includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles/day. zipcar.com/annarbor, zipcar.com/umich


getDowntown

During Covid-19: See website for possible alterations to programs. A program of TheRide in partnership with the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Ann Arbor. Provides programs and services to support employers in managing their employees' commuting needs, including go!passes, carpool and vanpool options, walking and biking information, individual assistance, the Conquer the Cold event every January, and the Commuter Challenge in Sep. 2021 (typically in May). info@getdowntown.org, getdowntown.org




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