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D2A2 Detroit to Ann Arbor Express Service to Relaunch October 18th

After an 18 month COVID delay, the hotly-anticipated D2A2 Detroit to Ann Arbor express bus service is finally ready to hit the road! Beginning October 18th, riders will be able to book connective trips between two of Southeast Michigan’s busiest cities. D2A2 is a landmark step towards truly regional public transportation, and a major victory …

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“Ride smart!” – Tonika Williams

Tonika Williams first began regularly riding the bus and Lyft almost two years ago, and she highly recommends it. She has slashed her monthly transportation costs, while still getting everywhere she needs to go. And even better, Tonika has positive feedback for DDOT. Tonika first switched to the bus and Lyft while reevaluating her priorities. …

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Prescribing Transit: A Pharmacist Takes the Bus

Public transportation is not just for established residents in a particular community; it can also be used by new residents as they integrate into the neighborhood. Moving to a new city can be a headache, and having good public transportation eases those transitions for many, including pharmacist Michael Hilden. Although he currently lives in Grand …

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On November 8, the People Will Decide!

The Regional Transit Authority has officially voted to place the regional transit funding measure on the Nov 8 ballot! This is a truly momentous occasion: For the very first time, people throughout all 4 counties of southeast Michigan will have a chance to vote on investing in improved regional transit.

It looked for a while that this day would not come. When the Oakland and Macomb board members refused to support placing it on the ballot on July 21 and again on July 28, we feared regional transit efforts would be delayed for years!

Getting this on the ballot did come at a price – each County and the City of Detroit will all have to affirmatively approve all future changes in the transit plan and allocations of state and federal funding coming to southeast Michigan. While the sausage-making isn’t always pretty, we got the outcome we needed.

Time to get down to work persuading people throughout southeast Michigan to VOTE YES for RTA on November 8!