May 26, 2016

Dial-a-Ride and The Albion-Marshall Connector

Dial-a-Ride

Marshall Dial-a-Ride began service in 1974. As a curb to curb driving service, we help members of the Marshall community travel back and forth to work, school, doctors’ visits, shopping, dining, and more. To make our buses convenient and safe for everyone, the buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts or ramps; making it possible to pick up and drop off passengers at any location.

Peak travel times are 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the school year. Also, the first and third Wednesday of each month are Free Senior Days. So, expect the buses to be busy on these days with possible delays. When booking appointments please keep in mind we prioritize our trips the following way:

 

  1. PRIORITY ONE - Daily Time Calls

These are services, established in advance, to serve the same passenger, with the same origin(s) and destination(s), at the same time of every weekday.

  1. PRIORITY TWO - Time Calls 

These rides are reserved twenty-four (24) hours or more in advance of service need.  Time calls are not for every weekday service; and do not require the same time, origin, destination, and customers of DAILY TIME CALLS.  A Time Call is, simply stated, any ride reserved twenty-four (24) hours in advance of service need.

  1. PRIORITY THREE - Reserved Rides

This priority is for those passengers who call DART at least two (2)hours in advance of their service need.  With this and the previous Priorities, DART expresses its appreciation to those truly transit-dependent customers who assist DART in trip-planning by reserving their ride in advance of need.

  1. PRIORITY FOUR - On Demand

While DART recognizes its role of providing demand-actuated, responsive transit, those who wait until the last moment to make their request are placing an undue burden upon the resources, flexibility, and needs of DART to serve the transit-dependent passenger who cooperates in efficient service by placing requests as soon as possible.  It shall, therefore, be the policy of DART to make sure the needs of Daily Time Calls, Time Calls and Reserved Ride passengers are fully administered before addressing the needs of the On Demand passenger.

 

In-Town Service - One Way

$3.00—Adults / Children 13+

$1.50—Disabled / Seniors 60+ / Children age 5 to 12

Free—Caretakers / Children under 5 with a paid rider

 

Out-of-Town - One Way (Limited Service)

$4.00—Adults / Children 13+

$2.00—Disabled / Seniors 60+ / Children age 5 to 12

Free—Caretakers / Children under 5 with a paid rider

  

Dial-a-Ride

 

 

The Albion-Marshall Connector

Click here for information on the Albion-Marshall Connector (AMC)! The AMC runs five (5) days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help connect two great cities. 

One Way Fares

$2.00—Adults / Children 13+

$1.00—Disabled / Seniors 60+ / Children age 5 to 12

Free—Caretakers / Children under 5 with a paid rider

   

The Albion - Marshall Connector

 

For both services, please have the exact fare, drivers do not carry cash. If you overpay, you will receive tokens as change for future use. Tokens are available at City Hall (323 W. Michigan Ave.), the Dial-a-Ride offices (900 S. Marshall Ave.) and from our drivers. 

Public Notice for Proposed State and Federal Operating Expenses  click on to read the public notice.