Detroit Paratransit


DDOT's Paratransit Services


Dedicated to disabled Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park residents, DDOT’s new in-house paratransit service delivers expanded transportation options to individuals with disabilities.

After-hours voicemail: Between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. and on weekends, clients can call (313) 774-5555 and press option 4 to leave a message for customer service.


  • Fare: $2.50 per trip.
  • Remain at your pickup location until the driver arrives.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Find a safe place to wait for your return trip. If a paratransit transfer is needed, ask DDOT’S scheduler for nearby transfer shelters.
  • A valid state of Michigan driver license or ID card must be used for residency verification.
  • Applicants must be unable to independently board, ride and/or disembark from a ramp-equipped fixed route bus due to a functional limitation, verified by a professional familiar with the applicant’s limitations.


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Where is Detroit Paratransit Service Provided?

Detroit paratransit services is provided within 3/4 miles area around all DDOT bus stops.


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Paratransit DDOT/SMART transfer locations


White Castle – 20703 Gratiot, Eastpointe, 48021 

Forman Mills – 10000 E. Eight Mile Road, 48234 

St. John Hospital main entrance – 22101 Moross Road, 48236



Fairlane Mall, JC Penney package pickup – 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, 48126 

UniClean Coin Laundry and Dry Cleaners – 19145 Telegraph Road, 48219


Providence Medical Center – 22250 Providence Drive, Southfield, 48075

Providence Hospital – 16001 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield, 48075


White Castle – 21400 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 48220 


McDonald’s – 1469 Fort St., Lincoln Park, 48146 


Denial:  If the entity cannot schedule a ride that is no more than one hour before or after (+/-) the desired departing time, the trip must be tracked as a denial. Even if a rider accepts an offer of a trip that is outside the one-hour window, the trip must be tracked as a denial due to the entity’s inability to meet the ADA service criteria. Similarly, if only one leg of a round trip can be reserved, and the rider declines to take both trips, it must be tracked as two denials. (If the rider accepts the “return” trip, only one trip has been denied.) If the rider refuses an alternate time that is within the one-hour window, it is not a denial for the purposes of ADA compliance.  The regulations allow entities to negotiate pickup times with ADA-eligible persons within a one-hour +/- window.

Missed Trip:  A trip is considered missed if the vehicle arrives outside of the pickup window and the rider does not take the trip. If the rider does take the trip, it will be considered a late trip.

On-Time Performance:  Paratransit on-time performance is calculated by dividing the count of DDOT's paratransit passenger pickups that are on-time (within 15 minutes late or 15 minutes early of the scheduled pickup time) by the number of total requested pickups, reported system-wide.

Excessively Long Trips:  All paratransit rides shall have travel times equal to or less than comparable fixed route travel times. Any rides that are longer than the comparable fixed route travel time will be considered excessively long.


Get more updates and history of DDOT's paratransit service here.