Labor shortage is forcing TheRide in Ann Arbor to cut back on transportation services
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting Thursday, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) is reducing bus services on some routes and suspending Route 68.
Temporary changes are the result of a labor shortage in the organization.
“While the service reductions are limited, we apologize for any inconvenience they may cause,” TheRide CEO Matt Carpenter said in a statement. “We want to assure the public that we are working to get back to full service as quickly as possible.”
Read: Ann Arbor’s TheRide restores real-time data after cyberattack
Bus frequency may be reduced on routes 4, 24 and 62 between December 23-24 and after December 31 depending on available TheRide workers. Routes 4 and 62 will also operate on a vacation schedule between December 27 and 31.
The A-Ride and FlexRIde services are not impacted by the change.
The frequency cuts will last until further notice, TheRide said. Daily updates will be posted on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The Ann Arbor public transport organization continues to implement COVID-19 preventive measures, including requiring face masks, cleaning buses in accordance with CDC recommendations, temporarily suspending its collection of lost items and found and separation of drivers and passengers.
Learn more about the service changes here.
Copyright 2021 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights reserved.