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May 8, 2014

Transit officers start riding Detroit buses

The city placed officers from its new Transit Police force on its most troubled routes and is working to hire at least 30 more officers to supplement the unit. The effort follows a growing number of attacks on drivers and between passengers.


February 25, 2014

Detroit overhaul plan would boost fares, security

As part of the proposed blueprint for remaking the city filed in bankruptcy court, the department discussed several inefficiencies as well as a plan to address them over the next few years.


January 16, 2014

New Detroit DOT chief pledges 'a system you can rely on'

Plans include getting city buses running on time, a problem that has plagued the transit system for years, and improving safety on the buses, as assaults on bus drivers have become a contentious issue for both drivers and riders.


November 21, 2013

Detroit buses may get their own police force

The Detroit DOT may soon put more officers on city buses. The move is a response to bus drivers demanding more security, particularly after a passenger threw a bucket of bleach on a driver. The cost could be more than $2 million.


September 17, 2013

Detroit bus drivers demand more police protection

Rallying to demand safer buses after eight drivers were attacked by riders and hospitalized in the past nine months. The drivers hope the rally inspires Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to take steps to improve safety.


August 6, 2013

New Michigan authority narrows CEO candidate pool

John C. Hertel, the GM of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART); Albert Martin, a former director of the Detroit DOT and SMART; and Larry E. Salci, a transportation consultant who at age 29 led the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority.


April 29, 2013

Parsons Brinckerhoff earns Detroit DOT contract

Under the on-call contract, will provide professional consulting services to support DDOT transit initiatives, including assistance with identifying strategic opportunities for optimizing transit service delivery under resource constraints.


October 9, 2012

Survey: 67% of users say Detroit bus unreliable

The majority of respondents to a Detroit news survey who rely daily on the bus system described it as “irritating, frustrating and time-consuming.” Sixty-two percent of respondents proposals to build a light-rail system in the city.


August 14, 2012

Michigan Flyer receives grant

The grant enables the service to increase from eight to 12 the number of daily round trips originating in East Lansing.


June 29, 2012

Detroit bus drivers: Bedbugs on buses

About 50 Detroit DOT drivers have reported seeing the bugs on buses. The agency says that that any buses reported to have bedbugs will be cleaned and fumigated. The union says the agency needs to take more preventive measures.


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