Service Information

Flexible Route

Niles Dial-A-Ride Deviated Fixed Routes

Niles Dial-A-Ride
Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Method/Rules for Scheduling a Ride

Niles deviated fixed route riders who wish to request a pick up within half a mile from fixed route (Route 2) must call 269-684-5150 to request a ride in advance. Otherwise, scheduling is not necessary for boarding at scheduled Route 2 stops.

More Important Details

Operating Area

Area of operation is in and around the City of Niles. See route map for more information.

Niles Dial-A-Ride provides “deviated” fixed route transportation a mile or less from the fixed route bus stops of Route 2. The deviated stops are curb-to-curb. Their demand response dial-a-ride service is also accessible to those who cannot get to or use the fixed stops, but costs $0.50 more than a deviated fixed route ride.


Standard Fare

$2.00 regular fixed route fare, plus $0.50 per deviation for route deviations

Punch tickets and DART Tokens are also available for purchase. Click here for more information (Information is at the bottom of the page)


Reduced Fare

$1.00 reduced fare plus $0.50 per deviation for route deviations.

Available for:

  • Seniors (60+)
  • Persons with Disabilities

Punch tickets and DART Tokens are also available for purchase. Click here for more information (Information is at the bottom of the page)

Niles Dial-A-Ride is also a Michigan Universal Reduced Fare Card Participant and has a Regional Reduced Fare Card (RRFC) for transportation bus service in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties. See more about this program here.

Accessibility & Eligibility

Paratransit/Reduced Fare Eligibility

Deviated fixed route, or flexible route services are considered a form of demand response transportation by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Therefore, no complementary paratransit is available for this service. However, Niles deviated fixed stop vehicles will travel off the route to pick or drop off passengers who may have difficulty reaching or boarding at the route’s set stops. Additionally, Niles Dial-A-Ride demand response services are curb-to-curb services that are accessible to individuals with disabilities unable to access Route 2 fixed stops.

Reduced Fare is available for seniors (age 60 and older) and riders with disabilities with a Regional Reduced Fare Card (RRFC). Visit the RRFC application information.

Children 3-18 (with valid student ID where applicable) also ride at reduced rates. Children ages 2 and under ride free.

Transit Service Accessibility

The Route 2 deviated fixed stop vehicles are lift/ramp equipped and go door-to-door/curb-to-curb within a ½ mile from the fixed route, if needed.

Additional Notes

Buchanan Dial-A-Ride, Niles Dial-A-Ride, Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority (TCATA), and Berrien Bus coordinate to allow people to use their combined services to get around all of Berrien County. If traveling outside of the Niles Dial-A-Ride service area, contact Niles Dial-A-Ride for assistance planning your trip, or visit to plan your ride.

Provider Information

Niles Dial-A-Ride

Major Public Transit Agency

County: Berrien County

Phone 269-684-5150
Website Visit Web Link
Additional Contact Information
Dial-A-Ride Transportation
General Manager
623 North Second Street
Niles, MI 49120
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