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WayneRides is Wayne State University's one-stop shop for all things transportation in and around Detroit. We're here to make transportation as simple and accessible as possible for WSU students, faculty, staff and neighbors. 

COVID-19 is impacting transportation services across the region. As of 8/31/2020, DDOT (city buses) and SMART (suburban buses) are operating fare-free.* The QLINE streetcar has suspended operations. MoGo has expanded its system; bikes are available for a fee (see below). Stay up to date with service changes by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also find updated service changes from our partners at Transportation Riders United (TRU) here.

Remember that you should only ride transit for essential needs such as going to work or class, getting groceries or going to the hospital. 

*When DDOT, SMART or the QLINE streetcar resume charging fares, Wayne State will provide students with free 31-Day Dart passes via The W Food Pantry. The passes are activated upon use and good for unlimited rides on all three (3) systems for 31 days. 


No car? No problem. There are numerous options for navigating the metro Detroit area.

WSU Shuttle
WSU offers three free campus shuttles that allow you to park your car and still get from one side of campus to the other by simply flashing your OneCard. Shuttles are free for all WSU students and staff, and the medical campus route offers free transfers to the Henry Ford Hospital and Detroit Medical Center. Find more information on the WSU shuttle here.

WSU Shuttle service is suspended during COVID-19

Also known as M-1 Rail, the QLINE is a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar loop serving 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End. The streetcar circulates each of its 12 stops approximately every 15 minutes. Find more informaton on M-1 Rail here.

QLINE service is suspended during COVID-19.

Detroit People Mover
The Detroit People Mover is a fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated, single-track loop in Detroit's central business district. The People Mover has 13 stations and costs $0.75 to ride. For more information on how to ride the People Mover click here.

People Mover service is suspended during COVID-19.

Zipcar offers a campus car-sharing program. The cost-effective and convenient transportation option is now available 24/7 to students, faculty and staff over age 18. There are benefits to both options depending on your need for use and frequency of use. For more information on Zipcar click here

MoGo Bikeshare
MoGo is Detroit's first public bike sharing system, with 620 bikes at 75 stations across metro Detroit, including WSU's campus. Designed for quick trips around town, MoGo is a fun, flexible and convenient way to get around. Find more information on MoGo here.

WSU students and employees can save $10 on an Annual Pass (sign up here using your WSU email).


The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) operates buses within the city of Detroit. Fare for the bus is $2.00 for four hours, with weekly and monthly passes available. For more information on DDOT click here.

DDOT service is free during COVID-19 and headways and route service has changed. 

SMART operates bus service in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties with local travel within and between suburban cities as well as service into downtown Detroit. Fare for the bus is $2.00 per four-hour ride with the option to buy monthly and regional passes that are valid for use on both SMART and DDOT. For more information on SMART click here.

SMART service is free during COVID-19 and headways and route service has changed. 

UMICH Connector and D2A2
The University of Michigan's Detroit Connector and the RTA's D2A2 provides transportation between Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit. For more information on The Connector click here and D2A2 click here.

D2A2 and Connector service is suspended during COVID-19.

Additional Resources:

Getting Around Midtown (Video)
Our 2020 O2 presentation on campus-serving transportation options.

Midtown Bikemap (PDF)
Highlighting bike lanes, MoGo and fix-it stations on and around campus.

How to Ride (PDF)
Learn how to get around the region and navigate Dart and MoGo.


For a more in-depth look at your options, email your Transportation Ambassador at transit@wayne.edu. 

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