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Detroit Area COVID-19 Transit Service Update Center

LAST UPDATED 3/31/20 at 8:55PM. Transportation Riders United is compiling transit service changes on this page. Because service can change rapidly, we will keep updating the page as often as we are able, and will always list the most recent updated date at the top. For the most current information on a service, check the …

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Victory: Emergency Funding for Transit!

Transit is Essential Transit agencies here and nationwide are on the front lines of the pandemic. Bus drivers ensure that all the people we all depend on – the nurses, Rx techs, janitors, and grocery clerks – can get to work. #TransitisEssential! Transit agencies are doing a lot to slow the spread of COVID-19: They’re connecting …

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Public Transit in the Age of Coronavirus

How are transit riders and transit services being impacted by coronavirus? Here’s a Detroit-area summary. Stay home if you can! As the experts say, if you can stay home, stay home! Avoid non-essential travel, whether on the bus or other modes. Since people can carry the coronavirus for several days without any symptoms, that’s the …

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Legislative Setback

The Michigan Speaker of the House decided March 3 NOT to vote on HB 5550. That bill would have allowed Macomb County to opt-out, while allowing the other three counties’ voters to decide whether to invest more in transit.