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More Service, New Numbers, and a New Look: DDOT’s Connect10 Plan

DDOT has recently launched big improvements, adding 500 trips a week, under a new brand called ConnectTen. Perhaps you’ve already noticed that your longtime route has a new number, or seen the freshly wrapped, green buses around the city! Here’s a summary of the changes you can expect.   New Route Numbers The ten routes …

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RTA to Hold Public Meetings about Proposed Express Bus Service

The Regional Transit Authority is working with SMART and DDOT to jointly develop express bus service along the full lengths of Woodward and Gratiot Avenues. This proposed service (formerly known as Reflex) would run all day, seven days a week and have limited stops to provide faster connections between downtown Detroit and the outer suburbs without the …

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Vice President Biden Helps DDOT Reach 100% Pull-Out

Vice President Joe Biden came to Detroit, echoing what TRU has long said, that “Transportation is the single biggest factor allowing people to move up the economic ladder.”

Mayor Duggan thanked Biden for his help in Detroit getting federal grants for 80 new DDOT buses which are now all on the road, enabling DDOT to finally run 100 percent of their scheduled service!

TRU applauds this important progress, yet notes that far more still remains to be done. DDOT must maintain this progress, improve on-time service, and develop a plan for long-term improvement, in coordination with regional partners.

Demanding Solutions for ALL the James Robertsons

Thanks so much to the 1,400 people who signed our petition demanding real transit solutions to ALL the James Robertsons in our community!

It is outrageous that this man had to walk 21 miles every day just to get to work and home. Our region’s transit system failed him and fail thousands of others like him every day.

Over the next few weeks, we will be delivering these 1,400 petition signatures to the leaders of SMART, DDOT, the RTA, and Rochester Hills and reporting back to you and all the signers their commitments to improve transit service.

Stay tuned!!

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.