April 29, 2013
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
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
The grant enables the service to increase from eight to 12 the number of daily round trips originating in East Lansing.
June 29, 2012
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.
June 19, 2012
Ninety-five percent of buses are using a tracking system that allows control center operators to adjust routes to fill any gaps caused by unpredicted delays. Operators say the system has made operations run smoothly.
March 22, 2012
Five transportation advocates launched a three-day tour of Michigan by public transit to draw attention to what's working and what isn’t in the state's system.
February 23, 2012
The Detroit DOT recently brought Ron Freeland on board as its new CEO and received 46 new buses, which provide better passenger comfort and increased use of intelligent vehicle systems.
February 16, 2012
Part of a plan to eliminate approximately $11 million in costs. The city reports that .5% of DDOT’s daily riders use bus service between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. and make up 6% of its daily costs.
December 8, 2011
Investigators believe a mechanical issue with a bus parked inside a holding annex sparked the blaze.
November 15, 2011
A Detroit-based advocacy group tracked bus routes for a five-day period and found that there was about a 50-50 chance of people getting their bus on time.
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