The following transit services are designed to meet special needs and to fill in the gaps between regular service hours.

Ride Home

Free shared-ride taxis service for students, faculty and staff to their residence halls, vehicles parked in U-M operated lots or structures, or local residence (within a one-mile radius of Central and North Campuses). This service is available after U-M transit buses have concluded daily service, seven days a week:

  • September through April, 2:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • May through August, 1:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

North Campus – rides are available from the Duderstadt Center.

Medical Campus – rides are available from 1:00 a.m. through 7:00 a.m. from the UH South Employee Entrance.

Central Campus – rides are available from the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

To request a ride, call (734) 647-8000 and select Option 2.


SafeRide is a free service that transports students, faculty, and staff to their residence or vehicle within a one-mile radius of campus. Riders may use this service once per evening and must present a valid U-M ID (Mcard). During Fall and Winter terms, this service is available daily from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

An employee from U-M Transit Services will come to your campus location and drive you to your requested location (within a one-mile driving radius of Central and North campuses). During non-service hours, alternative service providers may be identified by UMPD.

To request a ride,

  • During Fall and Winter terms, you may request a ride through the TapRide mobile application. Download for Android or for iTunes. Select “University of Michigan SafeRide” from with the app. Login with your UMICH username and password to request a ride and view estimated wait times.
  • OR you may request a ride on the TapRide site.
  • If you do not have mobile app/computer access, you may call (734) 647-8000, and select Option 1.

State Street Ride

Free after-hours taxi service from any U-M building to the South State Street Commuter (Park & Ride) lot after buses have concluded daily service. This service is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

To request a ride, call Blue Cab directly at (734) 547-2222.

Night Ride Home

Shared-ride taxi service within Ann Arbor (when regularly scheduled AAATA bus service is not available) seven days a week, Monday through Friday, 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Fee is $5 per person. A $2 surcharge is added to trips that begin or end outside Ann Arbor without an advance reservation. Also available on all major holidays.

To request a ride, call (734) 647-8000 and select Option 3.

Emergency Ride Home

Free taxi rides can be provided in emergency situations for faculty, staff and students on the Ann Arbor campus to return to their vehicle parked in remote lots or to any location (home, school, daycare provider, etc.). Eligible types of emergencies covered by the program include personal or family illness or injury, unscheduled overtime or other mandatory work-related holdover, or stranded carpool or vanpool riders.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use of the program is limited to six times per permit year. It is the responsibility of the user of the program to keep track of number of rides per permit year. Any rides over six per permit year will be billed to the user.

To request a ride, call the Division of Public Safety and Security from a University phone directly (734) 763-1131.