The Detroit Connector provides transportation between Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit in support of curricular, co-curricular, research, service-learning and community service opportunities.

The Connector also facilitates cultural enrichment, allowing us to better utilize the region’s rich arts and scholarly resources. The service is available to U-M faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public.

With initial funding from the Provost Office’s Transforming Learning for the Third Century grant, the Detroit Connector began service in September 2013 as a free, pilot shuttle that was co-managed by the U-M Detroit Center and LSA Semester in Detroit program. Following a successful trial period, the Provost Office affirmed its support of the system.

For fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the Detroit Connector was managed by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and operated by Michigan Flyer. Beginning July 1, 2018 (fiscal year 2019), the service is now overseen by the Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs

  • Craig Regester – Associate Director, Semester in Detroit Program
  • Eric Dueweke – Lecturer, Urban Planning
  • Dr. Elisabeth Gerber – Professor, Public Policy
  • Dr. Joseph Grengs – Professor, Urban Planning
  • Chinyere Neale – Program Manager, Public Health
  • Alexandra Rivera – Associate Librarian, Library Public Services
  • Stephen Ward – Associate Professor, Afro-American and African Studies, Residential College