Public Transportationcan take you practically anywhere you want to go in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, including Meijer, Kroger, and Amtrak. AAATA has limited park-and-ride passes available in the Ypsilanti area. For more information, check the Routes and Schedules section of the AAATA site or call 734-996-0400 to talk to an information specialist.
BicyclingThe City was awarded a bicycle-friendly city designation by the League of American Bicyclists in 2017 due to its ongoing commitment to developing safe infrastructure for bicyclists. The Border to Border Trail is an excellent resource for commuters, consisting largely of off-street shared use path, and the City has established bike lanes in many areas, including West Michigan, West Cross, and Forest. The City is currently working with MDOT to develop bike lanes on Hamilton and Huron Streets, and is working with the DDA to develop and expand bicycle parking in Downtown, Depot Town, and West Cross.
The City was awarded an Honorable Mention by Walk Friendly Communities. Due to the City's compact and historic neighborhoods and commercial districts, the majority of the City is walkable, and as such has a high proportion of people who walk (&/or travel using mobility aids) as their primary mode of transportation.
Michigan Rideshare is a free and easy way for commuters working in Southeast Michigan to find carpool, vanpool, and bike partners quickly and securely.
The Border-to-Border Trail is an ongoing collaboration between Washtenaw County communities and organizations to construct a shared-use path serving hikers, bikers, walkers, and commuters that will link the open spaces of the Huron River greenway. The Border-to-Border Trail enters the City at the EMU Convocation Center, and exits at Grove Road south of I-94. It passes through Eastern Michigan University, Frog Island Park, Depot Town, Riverside Park, Downtown, and River's Edge Linear Park.
Rail in Ypsilanti
The City has worked with various agencies to pursue both commuter rail and intercity rail in Ypsilanti. Most recently, in 2020, the City pursued a federal grant to construct an Amtrak stop (intercity rail) in Depot Town. This grant was not funded. The City has worked with the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority to pursue a commuter rail stop in Ypsilanti. The RTA's millage proposal, which would have funded such a service, was defeated in 2016. Visit the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments website for updates and information regarding a proposed pilot Detroit to Ann Arbor service.