New limited stop enhanced bus service from SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) launches on January 1st, 2018 and will provide more frequent service to and from Ferndale. The FAST limited stop service (with stops spaced approximately 1-2 miles) will offer high frequency service (15-20 minutes) along the Woodward Corridor. Typical service will run from 5AM-1AM and buses will feature free onboard wifi. Regular SMART routes, including 445, 450, and 460, will continue to service the community. FAST bus service will also be available on Gratiot, Michigan Avenue, and throughout Downtown Detroit.
FAST bus stops in Ferndale will remain on Woodward Avenue (north of W. Nine Mile) with southbound service adjacent to Rust Belt Market and northbound service adjacent to Danny's Irish Pub. More details and bus schedules can be found at SMART's website, Google Maps, and the Transit app. A frequent, well-connected mass transit service compliments the City's recent non motorized transportation network improvements and increases mobility for Ferndale residents and visitors.