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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.