Wayne State offers another round of FREE one-month regional bus passes to students

Wayne State is again pleased to partner with the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and SMART to offer 1,000 FREE one-month Regional and Regional Plus Bus Passes to interested students. Passes are good for unlimited rides all-month and available via DOSO and The W Food Pantry. Both locations will be using the Corq app for check-in.

Even on cold and snowy February days, DDOT and SMART buses are a reliable and affordable option for getting around. DDOT operates buses within the city. SMART operates buses within Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties-including limited-stop FAST buses along key routes such as Woodward Avenue. The Regional Pass gives you access to both DDOT (free) and SMART ($0.50 per ride). The Regional Plus Pass covers the $0.50 charge to ride SMART.

Consider planning a trip using the Transit App or Google Maps, both of which will give you a variety of bus routes, stops and schedules. Wayne State students and employees may be surprised to learn:

  • The DDOT 4 (Woodward) bus runs every 10 minutes. The bus picks up outside the Mike Ilitch School of Business (on Woodward at Sproat). Travel time to Old Main and Main Campus is 15 minutes.
  • The FAST 461/462 (Woodward) bus runs every 30 minutes. The bus picks up outside the Welcome Center (on Woodward at Warren). Travel time to Ferndale is approximately 30 minutes. Pontiac is 60 minutes.
  • The DDOT 80 (Villages) bus runs every 30 minutes. The bus picks up outside Community Arts (on Cass at Kirby). Travel time to the Medical Campus is approximately 15 minutes. The Villages are 30 minutes.
  • Wayne State established WayneRides in 2018 with the goal of increasing Warrior knowledge and use of local mobility options including DDOT and SMART. Programming is coordinated by a student Transportation Ambassador, a position currently held by Kristina Curtiss, and includes events and promotional materials like this helpful guide to riding the bus. Learn more about WayneRides by visiting the WayneRides webpage.

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