Buchanan Dial a Ride Services

Buchanan Demand Response Service (Dial-A-Ride)

Buchanan Dial-A-Ride (DAR) is an origin-to-destination shared ride transportation service that provides service to the residents of the City of Buchanan and Buchanan Township.

How Do I Schedule a Ride

Call Dispatch at 269-697-0600 at least one hour prior to your requested pick-up time. 24-hour advance scheduling is welcome and preferred.

Cancelling Reservations / No-Show Policy
If you no longer need a scheduled ride, please be courteous and cancel your reservation by calling Buchanan DAR dispatch at 269-697-0600 or 1-800-654-1827.  If a passenger fails to show for scheduled ride, a no-show infraction is issued as the cost of the scheduled trip. The fee is assessed at the time of the next ride.  Riders are verbally notified of each no-show infraction. 

Hours of Operation
Demand response service operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Demand Response rides within the City limits are $1.50 ($.75 reduced fare*).  Demand Response rides to, from, or beyond the city limits of Buchanan are $4.00 ($2.00 reduced fare*). Children age 2-11 may ride for half fare.  Children 1 year old and under ride free. Payments must be made in exact change at the time of the ride using cash, a Buchanan DAR punch ticket, or a token. Listing of fares and punch card ticket pricing.

Shuttle Bus Service

Origin-to-destination same day shuttle bus service is available for Buchanan residents traveling to and from the City of Niles. Shuttle buses will depart at the times listed below. Please call 269-697-0600 or 1-800-654-1827 to schedule a trip at least an hour before the listed departure time.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

Fares:  $4.00 (Regular) /$2.00 (Reduced Fare)

Monday - Friday

Buchanan to Niles: 7:00am 11:30am 2:00pm 4:30pm
Niles to Buchanan: 7:30am 12:00pm 2:30pm 4:45pm


Buchanan to Niles: 11:00 am 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Niles to Buchanan: 9:00 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm

Phone: 269-697-0600

This page last updated on 4/13/2018.
Days/Hours of Operation:
M-F 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m