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Detroit's SMART needs tax hike to keep operating, agency says

Accessibility| March 27, 2014
Agency officials say if hike doesn't go through, bus fleet will not be able to operate beyond 2015.

Detroit streetcar to receive $10 million state loan

Government Issues| March 26, 2014
The money will serve as a sort of bridge loan to help free up some of the money from longer-term pledges.
Bus| 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.
Bus| 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.
Bus| November 26, 2013

Private bus co. thrives in Detroit

Andy Didorosi started Detroit Bus Co. in May 2012, buying six old buses and installing electronic trackers on them. The service sends the buses directly to where they are needed and when, such as to pick up students from after-school programs.
Bus| 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.
Rail| October 3, 2013

PB wins Detroit streetcar contract

Will assist the City of Detroit with reviews of the project’s design plans, criteria manual, and specifications. The firm will also act as the city’s representative for quality assurance during construction of the project.
Accessibility| September 26, 2013

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University| September 23, 2013

Mich. U. buses to travel to Detroit

The university hopes to provide a more efficient transportation option for students to get to areas in Detroit where it has invested financial and educational resources to broaden student experiences.
Bus| 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.

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