Transportation Resources

Below is a list of transportation services for veterans.

SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation)
 SMART   SMART offers several different types of bus transportation service in southeast Michigan, including Fixed Route Service, Connector Service, ADA Service, and Community Transit. The SMART bus service stop for the City of Livonia is located near Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills.

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Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT)
 DDOT   DDOT offers Fixed Route bus transportation service from the City of Detroit to a stop in the City of Livonia, located behind Costco on Middlebelt Road.

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Livonia Community Transit ‘To Work’ Shuttle Service
 To Work Shuttle Service   Livonia Community Transit is a Fixed Route service that offers 'To Work' shuttle service for those SMART and DDOT passengers who have destinations in Livonia.  In addition, the 'To Work' service can pick up and drop off riders at stops along the fixed route.

'To Work' service operates Monday - Friday, except major holidays.  Pick up times in the morning are at:  6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.  Return times in the afternoon are at:  4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 p.m.  The Livonia Transit shuttle location is near Botsford Hospital on westbound Grand River for SMART riders and Costco o Middlebelt Road for DDOT riders.

Reservations are not required to use this service.  Cost per ride is $2.00 each way.  Drivers do not make change and cannot accept SMART transfers.  A map and list of the 'To Work' destinations is available by clicking here.  Call us at (734) 466-2700 for more information.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
 Disabled American Veterans  

DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans.  Volunteers drive the vans, and the rides coordinated by almost 200 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country.

To schedule a ride to/from the VA Center call (313) 576-1000, Ext. 63508, Daniel McClorey, DSO Detroit VAMC.  Click here to go to the DAV Livonia Chapter 114 website.


Livonia Community Transit
 City of Livonia Transit Hubs   Livonia Community Transit is a community service, through the City of Livonia, that provides door to door transportation for Livonia seniors 60 years old or older and the disabled.  Service is provided within the City limits for $2.00 per ride. 

Passengers can utilize this service for medical appointments, shopping, recreation, employment, etc.  Disabled riders must pre-qualify.  Reservations are required and service is based on first come, first served.  Call (734) 466-2700 or toll free 1-866-466-2022 for more information.  Click here to visit the Livonia Community Transit website.

Any veteran who is a Livonia resident can qualify to connect to the VA Ann Arbor shuttle at Meijer in Westland through Livonia Community Transit.  See the heading VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System under Health, Housing, and Utility Assistance for more details.  

Availability to ride Livonia Transit to the VA Shuttle is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and should be coordinated with Livonia Transit prior to scheduling with the VA.  Cost is $2.00 each way.  In order to qualify you must either (1) demonstrate financial need or (2) complete Livonia Community Transit’s ADA Application or (3) be qualified through the City of Livonia’s Property Tax Exemption for eligible disabled veterans.  For more information, call (734) 466-2700.