SafeRides Boundary Extended to Serve North Lincoln Avenue

As part of MTD’s Fall 2020 service changes, late-night fixed-route service has been reduced and concludes at approximately 1:00 AM. As a result of this service change, and to continue our commitment to being responsive to evolving community transportation needs, MTD is temporarily extending its SafeRides service boundary after 1:00 AM to include bus stops along North Lincoln Avenue.

Between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM, trips to bus stops along N. Lincoln Ave., between University & Kettering Park, are eligible for a SafeRide. This Lincoln Ave. corridor includes the ONE South/North development, Capstone Quarters, The Atrium, and The Retreat. It is important to note that SafeRides will not provide door-to-door service within these complexes, but rather a safe ride to a complex’s bus stop proper.

The SafeRides zone within the MTD Connect app has been extended so that passengers who are traveling to or from bus stops along this corridor will be eligible to book trips after 1:00 AM until SafeRides concludes at 6:30 AM (final reservations taken at 6:00 AM).

The purpose of SafeRides is to provide safe transportation to individuals who are generally traveling alone when no other means of safe transportation are available within the designated SafeRides boundaries. There is a maximum limit of three (3) persons per pick-up location. SafeRides does not duplicate fixed-route bus service already provided by MTD. SafeRides does not provide emergency transportation services to medical facilities. (Please call 9-1-1 for medical assistance.) SafeRides does not provide service to and from any bars.

Users can request a SafeRide through the MTD Connect app or by calling 217.384.8188 between 5:00 PM and 6:00 AM.