*The fare non-payment policy for AnchorRIDES has been updated. Click here for further information .
2018 Service Change Proposal
The Municipality of Anchorage's Public Transportation Department has a service change scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2018.
Along with People Mover fixed route service, transferal of the operation of AnchorRIDES in the Chugiak-Eagle River Premium Service Area to the Chugiak Senior Center is proposed.
We understand service changes can impact your commute needs, so are asking for your input and feedback on the proposed changes so that we can better meet the needs of our riders.
To view the proposed changes and view a list of ways to submit your public comment, click the link below.
2018 Service Change Summary Packet
The Public Comment Period will be open from Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
Premium Area Service Hours Extended
To better meet the demand of our ridership and provide equitable service throughout, beginning Monday, March 5, 2018, you can begin booking your AnchorRIDES trips to the Premium Service Areas under new extended hours.
Click here to view the updated Premium Area Service Hours.
To view where the Premium Areas are, click the service area maps below.
AnchorRIDES Anchorage Service Area Map
AnchorRIDES Eagle River Service Area Map
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.
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.