Detroit

“I drive as little as possible”: Jeremy’s Transit Story

For a seasoned rider like Jeremy Whiting, talking about public transportation is an easy task. In fact, his New Years’ Resolution for 2019 was to use public transportation as often as he could. Jeremy frequently rides SMART buses, taking the 430 and 740 12 Mile routes from his home in Royal Oak to his job …

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Transit Resilience: Amanda’s Impact Story

Amanda Jaczkowski is a busy woman with places to be. Between working as a Child Nutrition Navigator for United Way, being a Wayne State graduate student, and maintaining active volunteerism, Amanda frequently travels across metro Detroit. And while used to primarily travel via car, a severe biking accident in 2017 left Amanda wheelchair-reliant, and requiring …

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The interior of Detroit's Amtrak station, with rows of seating and people in line

Greyhound Service to Remain on Howard Street (For Now)

The threatened closure of Detroit’s Greyhound Station on Howard Street has been postponed. This may be a three-year hold until a new facility can be built, potentially on MDOT’s property that currently serves as a parking lot on Amsterdam between Woodward and Cass. After an unspecified developer made an offer on the Greyhound station property, …

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DDOT Public Hearings for Service Changes, Including a Brand New Route for Southwest!

DDOT is hosting three public hearings this week to take feedback on bus service changes, most of which are additions or minor changes. Notably, the southernmost portion of the 18 Fenkell is proposed to be routed on new streets Downtown. And excitingly, an entirely new route is proposed to connect communities within Southwest Detroit, the …

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