The SMART Board of Directors voted today to join DDOT in eliminating transfer fees. Starting May 1, a basic bus fare will be good for 4 hours of unlimited rides on either DDOT or SMART in any direction. The fare change will also lower student fares to 50-cents, institute rolling 31-day passes, and more, all …
The State of Detroit Transit is Improving!
After many years of struggle and decline, public transit is finally starting to get better. It’s far from good enough, with too many people still waiting for late buses or left completely without options. Yet improvements are coming and the future looks bright.
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is actively planning rapid transit on Woodward, Gratiot, and Michigan Ave, while also evaluating developing a plan to improve transit through the entire four-county region.
DDOT has made major improvements from their horrendous service a year ago. With new buses and drivers, they are finally providing nearly 100% of their scheduled service, with even more improvements to come.
Read on for more information and details of Detroit area transit progress in 2015.