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AnchorRIDES Service Area

New Bus Network

People Mover's new bus system, arriving October 23, 2017, will include some changes to AnchorRIDES Service Area.

Featured below are the AnchorRIDES Service Area maps that would go into effect 10/23/17, and a description of the map legend.

AnchorRIDES Anchorage Service Area Map
AnchorRIDES Eagle River Service Area Map

Map Legend Description

Core Service Area: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any transit agency that operates a fixed route service (People Mover) is required to provide complementary paratransit service (visit the Eligibility Page for eligibility criteria) to origins and destinations within three-fourths of a mile on each side of each fixed bus route. As a direct result, as the fixed route service expands and contracts, so will the paratransit service area. AnchorRIDES refers to this corridor as the "Core Service Area."

Service will be available to all funding sources for eligible riders in this service area. The ADA prohibits transit agencies to charge more than double the fixed route single trip rate ($2.00 on People Mover). The cost to travel within the Core Service Area is $3.50 per one-way trip.

Core Service Boundary: This indicates the outer limits of the Core Service Area. This is a very close approximation of the Core Service Area boundary but the exact boundary will be set in the AnchorRIDES scheduling software.

Bus Network: The dark orange lines indicate fixed and commuter routes within Anchorage. Routes 91 Huffman Loop and 92 Eagle River are both commuter routes that operate during peak "commuter" service times. The ADA required service area described above only applies to fixed route service lines.

Premium Zone 1: Under the ADA, transit agencies are allowed to provide service beyond the minimum standards. With AnchorRIDES, this is referred to as "Premium Service." Although the ADA allows for service to be provided outside of the Core Service Area, it is not required and does not hold the same "Maximum fare" regulation as the Core Service Area.

Service will be available to all funding sources for eligible riders in this service area. Trips within, into and out of the Premium Zone 1 are $5.50 per one-way trip.

Premium Zone 2: Service will only be available to riders with an ADA funding source (please visit the Eligibility Page for a full explanation of ADA paratransit eligibility). All other service perimeters set forth in "Premium Zone 1" apply to this service area.

Parks: AnchorRIDES service will be provided to accessible parking lots, within each given service area, at the applicable trip rate.

White and Gray Areas on the Map: These portions of the map indicate that there is AnchorRIDES service to that area.

Please note that all service area boundaries indicated on this map are close approximations but the official service area will be determined by AnchorRIDES scheduling software.

Eagle River Zone: Service will only be available to riders with an ADA funding source (please visit the Eligibility Page for a full explanation of ADA paratransit eligibility). Trips into and out of the Eagle River Zone are $5.50 per one-way trip. Trips within the Eagle River Zone are $3.50 per one-way trip. Limited funding is available for this service area and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis for eligible riders. Trip availability will fluctuate with available funding.

All other service perimeters set forth in "Premium Zone 1" apply to this service.

Public Meetings

Public meetings regarding the new bus system schedule are being held at the times and locations listed below. We will have draft schedules for the new system and AnchorRIDES Service Area information available at the meetings, and are looking for your feedback.

                      Public Meetings 

           Date 

         Location 

        Time 

Wednesday, July 26  Eagle River Library  5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Thursday, July 27  Muldoon Library  10:30am - Noon 
Thursday, July 27  Mountain View Library  1:30pm - 2:30pm 
Friday, July 28  Sand Lake Elementary  5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Saturday, July 29  Spring Hill Elementary  10:30am - Noon 

If you're unable to attend a meeting, you can submit your comments by calling 907.343.6543 and selecting option 1, or email PeopleMover@muni.org

The public comment period ends Friday, August 4.

    • AnchorRIDES
    • Director: Abul Hassan
    • 3625-A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907.343.6543