Parking and transportation update

February 21, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

In a recent social media post from The Ann Arbor News, there was wrong information about Michigan Medicine parking and the organization hopes this will help to clarify the issue.

The post said there are 6,400 spots for 29,000 health system employees. That is not correct. 

A large number of employees work in ambulatory sites and office buildings from Brighton to Northville and throughout Ann Arbor. In addition, for the employees who work on the main campus, schedules vary greatly — with faculty and staff working different days and shifts.

Still, parking is a significant issue, and Michigan Medicine is constantly investing both time and resources to make parking and transportation safer, faster and more convenient. Recent and ongoing changes include:

  • 1,000 parking spaces are being added with the building of a second Wall Street garage, scheduled to open this fall.
  • Over $2 million has been invested in park and ride shuttle solutions.
  • 50 bus trips per day have been added to commuter parking locations.
  • Continuous shuttle vans now service the park-and-ride lot at East Ann Arbor, where employees can park for free.
  • The organization has expanded and subsidized express shuttle service from U.S. 23 at Lee and 8 Mile roads.
  • A Michigan Medicine parking coordinator has been hired to assist employees with parking and transportation options.

Michigan Medicine believes that parking for staff, patients and visitors is a top priority, and is continuously working in partnership with the university’s Parking and Transportation Division on short-term improvements and long-term planning to develop solutions in time for the new hospital that will open in 2024.