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DDOT Announces New App to Track Buses

Mayor Duggan and DDOT Director Dirks held a press conference Thursday to announce the arrival of new DDOT buses and a new mobile “DDOT bus” ap.

They showed off the first of 80 new buses scheduled to be delivered this year; the first seven of which will hit the streets in the next two weeks.

They also unveiled a new “DDOT Bus App” mobile app which provides riders who have smart phones the real-time location, movement and arrival time of the next bus at their stop.

RTA CAC Recommends Changes in Woodward Rapid Transit

Southeast Michigan has a recommended plan for how to build rapid transit on the full 27 mile length of Woodward Avenue! If built, this Bus-Rapid Transit would provide frequent, attractive service to many major destinations along this essential corridor.

Although much of the proposed Woodward BRT follows best-practices of running in dedicated lanes, as currently proposed, the BRT would move off Woodward through midtown Detroit and potentially sharing traffic lanes on Cass and John R instead.

The RTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recommends “a Mainline / All-Woodward alignment between Grand Boulevard and Grand Circus Park, running in a dedicated facility.”

Get Revenge on the Snow: Shovel Your Sidewalks! [Guest Blog]

Despite two months of continual snow, some people need a reminder of how important it is to shovel your snow. Here’s a guest blog from our friend Dave Bulkowski from Disability Advocates of Kent County, offering both a carrot and a stick approach to snow shoveling:

Do you want to get revenge on all this snow?

We do too! Please help dig out bus stops! Shovel Your Sidewalks and/or fun will be sure to ensue.

Act now to demand regional leaders Let The People Vote!

Should two men be able to veto transit for 4 million people? That’s what Oakland County Exec Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Exec Mark Hackel are trying to do. They say that voters in their counties don’t want expanded regional transit, that SMART provides everything they need, and that the RTA [...]

Urgent Strategy for Great Transit!

With lots of news and uncertainty about the future of regional transit, TRU asked our members and allies what they thought our strategy should be. Dozens of people replied and a clear consensus developed: Plan A:  The best solution is a full four-county regional transit investment to improve acces[...]