July 10, 2009

Detroit's Rosa Parks transit center set to open


The new three-story facility (rendering shown) is set to open to the public on Tuesday, July 14.


The new Rosa Parks Transit Center in Detroit is readying for its grand opening on Tuesday, July 14. The three-story, 25,700-square-foot facility is located on the corner of Cass and Michigan.

It will serve passengers riding DDOT (Detroit Department of Transportation), SMART, Transit Windsor buses and the Detroit People Mover. The $22.5 million project was funded with federal and state grants. 

From the new transit center DDOT bus riders will be able to make connections to 20 DDOT routes at a single downtown transfer center. Those routes include:  Cadillac-Harper, Chene, Dexter, Fort, Hamilton, Hayes, Grand River, Grand River, Jefferson, Joy Road, Linwood, Mack, Michigan, Oakland, Plymouth, Russell, Tireman, Van Dyke, Vernor and Woodward.

The new center will offer a well-lit and secure transfer location. The 24-hour multimodal center will provide a covered outdoor facility with 15 bus bays, and a two-bay taxi stand. The three-story building will house a climate-controlled waiting area, restrooms, transit services, retail space and transit police offices. It will also house a Detroit Police Department mini station.

The Detroit Department of Transportation is the first city-owned public transit system in the country. The Department currently has 480 coaches that provide 37.8 million passenger trips annually and is the state’s largest transit carrier.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue