The Connector is a developing plan for high-capacity transit in an arc from northeast to south Ann Arbor, connecting major destinations including downtown, University of Michigan campuses and medical center, and commercial areas.
In the map below, the crescent-shaped region represents the area being studied for The Connector. (Click the map to view a larger image.)
Why Are We Studying Transit Options?
Roads and buses are crowded – new transit options are needed to meet the needs of the community
Expected new development will add to traffic congestion
Bus performance is negatively impacted by roadway congestion
Better transit makes Ann Arbor a more desirable place to live and work
Transit is an alternative to building more parking
Over the next 18 months The Connector project will be conducting an Alternatives Analysis, the results of which will be a choice between four different transit alternatives – bus, bus rapid transit, light rail transit, and automated guideway transit – that will determine the future course of project development.