DDOT

DDOT needs a real fix, not a black-out or band-aid

What does DDOT think they’re hiding? Following demands from TRU and other bus advocates, the City of Detroit has for years been posting the DDOT Performance Dashboard each month. They’re introduced as such: The performance dashboard, updated monthly, provides a snapshot of DDOT’s operating performance and is one of many initiatives underway to increase transparency. These …

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Wayne State offers free DART Passes for Students

Step aside personal automobile: there are new ways to get around Wayne State University. Starting this fall semester, WayneRides has teamed up with DDOT, SMART, The Q-LINE, and MoGo to offer free DART transit passes for all Wayne State students, faculty and staff. Wayne State has subsidized three 4-hour DART passes per day for each …

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Despite COVID Decline, DDOT Remains in Crisis!

“Average Weekday Pull out PM: 65%” It sounds neutral enough, until you know what it means: Every day, many scheduled buses aren’t operating and riders are left stranded. During April and May, 3 out of every 10 buses that were supposed to pull out of the bus garage each afternoon didn’t. That means 3 out …

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“Freedom to Explore”: Bianca’s Transit Impact Story

Bianca Miles is TRU’s 2020-2021 Wayne State Social Work Intern and a lifelong Detroit bus rider. Using her interest in policy advocacy, Bianca has organized our recent Legislative Roundtables, bringing regional legislators in conversation with riders and other advocates. Bianca has also assisted in bus rider canvassing and with other TRU events. TRU thanks Bianca …

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Victory!! $30 Billion to #SaveTransit!

Transit was in crisis Transit agencies nationwide were devastated by COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders. Ridership plummeted while expenses jumped. Yet nurses, grocery clerks, and other essential workers have depended on the bus throughout – and we all depend on people who depend on transit! Essential emergency funding now signed into law On March 11, …

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