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 26 Junction.

Proposed routing change to the 18 Fenkell’s route Downtown.

The changes consist of:

-3 Grand River: Minor time adjustments for more reliable service. No change to service levels.

-6 Gratiot: Minor time adjustments for more reliable service. No change to service levels.

11 Clairmount: Add new service between Livernois and Oakland on weekends, increasing service to approximately every 45 minutes.

18 Fenkell: In both directions, use Grand River between I-75 and Rosa Parks Transit Center. Service on Cass and Clifford discontinued. Minor time adjustments to reflect new routing.

26 Junction: Add a new route serving McGraw, Junction, MDHHS Southwest Service Center, Clark Park, and Southwest Public Safety Center.

The proposed route for the new 26 Junction bus.

The public hearings are as follows: 

Wednesday, September 25    
Joseph Walker Williams Center
Room 120
8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. Detroit, MI 48206    
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.    

Thursday, September 26    
4458 W. Vernor Detroit, MI 48209    
6–7:30 p.m.    

Tuesday, October 1    
Conely Detroit Public Library
4600 Martin Detroit, MI 48210    
5:30–7:30 p.m.   

More information is on the City’s website here. Scroll down to the “Documents” section and click on “Proposed Changes Brochure” for details about route changes. These materials are available in English, Spanish, and Arabic–spread the word in your community!