Sault Ste. Marie Dial-A-Ride (SSM DAR) @saultdialaride

Sault Ste. Marie Dial-A-Ride public transit gets you around Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan with a modern lineup of public transit services tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Since March 29th of 1974, Sault Dial-A-Ride has provided “curb to curb” public transportation in Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Dial-A-Ride is a shared ride, demand response public transportation service. The intent of the shared ride system is for patrons to call for a ride and then share the ride with others who are grouped with them to their destinations.

All  transportation vehicles are wheelchair & handicap accessible.

Sault Dial-A-Ride Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sault Dial-A-Ride Dispatch Hours:

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Regular On-Demand Fare Rates:*

  • Punch card of regular fare tickets are $20.00 each. Each card contains 10 rides, with the eleventh ride free*
  • Punch card of half fare tickets (senior, disabled, or student) are $10.00 each. Each card contains 10 rides, with the eleventh ride free*
  • Single passes are available for $2.00 full-fare or $1.00 half-fare (Senior, Student, or Disabled)*

*Fare Increase Beginning October 1, 2020*

In order to make our program sustainable and to give our community more transportation options, our target fare structure will be implemented the beginning of the new fiscal year 2021.  Approved through the SSM DAR Local Advisory Council and the City Commission via the 2021 transportation application, new fares will change as followed;

$1 half-fare to $2 half-fare, and $2 full-fare to $4 full-fare.

$10 half-fare punch pass to $20 half-fare punch pass with 11th ride free.

$20 full-fare punch pass to $40 full-fare punch pass with 11th ride free.

We do not anticipate another fare increase in the foreseeable future. 

Sault International Bridge Bus *Removed from Service due to Border Restrictions*

The bridge bus provides shuttle service between Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan and Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario.

The bridge Bus Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

U.S.  Pick-up / Drop-off Locations & Times:

  • 450 Court St. Bus Shelter (Behind Sault Tribal Office Bldg.) On the Hour
  • Lake Superior State University, (Taffy Able Arena Bus Shelter) 5 Minutes Past the Hour

CA Pick-up / Drop-off Locations & Times: 

  • Station Mall (North Entrance at Sault Transit Bus Stop Sign) 20 Minutes Past the Hour
  • City Bus Terminal (Queen St. & Dennis St.) On the Half Hour  

International Bridge Bus Fare Rates:

  • Single passes are available for $2.00 full fare or $1.00 half-fare (Senior, Student, or Disabled)
  • Punch cards also available for Bridge Bus use (please see above)
  • Canadian currency at par

The Sault Bridge Bus is subject to U.S. and Canadian Customs. Please be prepared to provide valid identification in accordance with local, municipal, state, provincial, and federal laws.  In the event of high bridge traffic volumes over 20 minutes, the Sault Bridge Bus will resume on the next hourly scheduled run.

No Service on Holidays and during times of Inclement Weather. Please tune into local radio and channel news for unscheduled closures.

For more Bridge Bus information, please call (906) 632-6882 or check our Facebook page @saultdialaride

Please refer to the following agencies for additional information:

  • International Bridge Administration @ IBA
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection @ CBP
  • Canada Border Services Agency @CBSA

Mackinac County Transportation (MCT)

Community Action Agency provides Senior Specialized Bus Services in Mackinac County.  MCT is open to the public when the needs of specialized service is met. Please inquire with MCT dispatch for your transportation needs in Mackinac County.

MCT Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On-Demand Rates:

Half-fare $2, Full-fare $4.

MCT Dispatch Line at (906) 643-6746 or St. Ignace Fenlon Center Main Line at: (906) 643-8595

Coming Soon to SSM DAR: Fixed Route Service

A circular rapid transit route that loops around the city will be implemented October 1, 2020.  Fares will remain at $1 half-fare, $2 full-fare and will offer Saturday service.  Route schedule coming soon.

Page updated 8/17/2020 at 21:38

Sault Ste. Marie Dial-A-Ride (SSM DAR) & Mackinac County Transportation (MCT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.A. If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits of the transit services provided by SSM DAR & MCT, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your age, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, you may contact our office at Community Action Agency, 524 Ashmun St. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.  Tel: (906) 632-3363.