Holiday Ride

Holiday Ride provides a shared-ride taxi service on all major holidays when TheRide regular fixed-route service does not operate.

How to Ride
Call (734) 528-5432 to request a trip.
All Holiday Ride trips must be scheduled by phone reservation. Give the dispatcher the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your pickup location
  • Location where you are going
  • Number of passengers (including any non-paying children)
  • If you are using a car seat or wheelchair
  • If you want a call-back when the car is arriving

Holiday Ride operates much like regular car service with these important differences:

  • Holiday Ride is a shared-ride service. The car may pick up and/or drop off other passengers while you are in the car.
  • Holiday Ride cars normally take 15-40 minutes to arrive to pick up passengers.
  • It is recommended that you allow at least an hour to complete your trip. The average trip takes about 45 minutes.
  • You may carry and take with you only what you can hold on your lap, except wheelchairs and walkers.
  • Service for wheelchair users is provided with a lift-equipped van.

You may stay indoors until your Holiday Ride arrives. However, watch for the vehicle’s arrival. The driver cannot wait more than two minutes for you.

When a car or van arrives, ask if it is your Holiday Ride.

If you decide not to take Holiday Ride after you have made a reservation, please call (734) 528-5432 and cancel the reservation.

All trips on Holiday Ride must either:

  • have both the origin and destination in Ann Arbor
  • have one end of the trip in Ann Arbor, and the other end in the area east of Ann Arbor shown on the map below.

PDF version of map

When It Runs
Monday – Friday: 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Pickups do not start until 11:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday.

No orders are taken after 5:15 a.m. Monday – Friday (5:00 a.m. outside of Ann Arbor) and 6:45 a.m. on Saturday/Sunday (6:30 a.m. outside of Ann Arbor) so that all trips are complete by the end time.

What It Costs
$5.00 per person. Cash only.
Passengers may be required to have exact change.

$2.50 per person with AATA senior or ADA identification card.

$3.00 per person with go!Pass for trips beginning or ending in downtown Ann Arbor (Downtown Development Authority area – not including University of Michigan campuses/buildings).

One child age five or under is free.

Anyone may call for a ride within the Holiday Ride service area (see map and related conditions above) on these holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Blue Car has a Zero Tolerance drug and alcohol policy.
If you suspect your driver is under the influence please contact us.