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Public Transit in the Age of Coronavirus

How are transit riders and transit services being impacted by coronavirus? Here’s a Detroit-area summary. Stay home if you can! As the experts say, if you can stay home, stay home! Avoid non-essential travel, whether on the bus or other modes. Since people can carry the coronavirus for several days without any symptoms, that’s the …

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State of Transit spotlights huge potential for transit progress in 2020!

Despite setbacks and struggles in recent year, most people at TRU’s State of Transit 2020 were optimistic about prospects for big transit improvement this year. Even more so after inspiring remarks from both the Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and new Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter about their strong commitment to ensuring everyone can get …

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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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Myth-busting 3-County Transit

Last month, leaders from Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties came together to affirm their commitment to improving and expanding transit throughout their communities. They committed to work together to get a coordinated regional transit funding measure on the November 2020 ballot. Despite a great deal of excitement around this news, many questions quickly arose. Here’s …

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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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