Management & Operations

Detroit DOT sat for years on millions for ride program

Posted on February 6, 2015

DDOT
DDOT

DETROIT — Detroit officials sat for years on millions in transportation funds intended for a ride service to help low-income residents get to work, the Lansing State Journal reported.

The Detroit Department of Transportation received a total of $17.4 million in federal and state transportation funds in 2004-12 to start the program, called Job Access and Reverse Commute, which provides affordable door-to-door rides to enable car-less city residents to get to work, the Journal said.

The program has been mentioned as one possible solution to the predicament faced by James Robertson, a 56-year-old Detroit man profiled by the Free Press this week who, due to the region's limited bus service, walks about 21 miles a day in his commute to and from a factory job in Rochester Hills, the Journal said.

But not until last summer did DDOT launch the rides program for Detroit residents. Why DDOT didn't set up the program earlier was not immediately clear this week, according to the report.

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NJ TRANSIT looking to upgrade fare payment systems

Upgrades include the acceptance of mobile payment and open contactless bank cards, and contactless fare cards.

Over 35K alternative commutes taken during Ann Arbor challenge

The commuters, from 307 different organizations, commuted to work by walking, biking, taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, and telecommuting.

Executive search firm president, BMBG member, Pinson dies

The BMBG honored Stephanie through an APTF Scholarship at the BMBG Meeting last January.

Public transit users can save $10,160 annually, says APTA report

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.

LA Metro taps HASTUS Planning Platform for NextGen bus study

Will use system to evaluate route network scenarios and their impacts on riders, as well as to develop optimized timetables for the revamped service.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close