Express Bus Route Coming to Gratiot, Woodward

DDOT and SMART will connect the suburbs and the city with an express bus route on Woodward and Gratiot.

Bre’Anna Tinsley/ WDET

Travis Gonyou is a spokesperson for the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. He says the express routes will eliminate the need for passengers to transfer buses when crossing city boundaries.

“And Gratiot and Woodward face that challenge as well, especially throughout the day,” Gonyou says. “So what we are looking at here is an express service with limited stops so it’s going to get you direct, from city to suburbs or suburbs to city.”

Gonyou says the express routes will be used as a test for the Regional Transit Authority’s master plan to connect the suburbs and the city on all routes.The RTA will hold two workshops this week to get feedback and ideas from riders.



5/11   Wednesday, May 11th, 11 am – 2 pm

          Roseville Public Library (Erin Auditorium)

          29777 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. 

5/12    Thursday, May 12, 4 pm – 7 pm

          U of M Detroit Center

          3663 Woodward Ave., Detroit


5/25     Wednesday, May 25, 12 pm – 2 pm

           St. James Church

           241 Pearson St., Ferndale

5/25     Wednesday, May 25, 5 pm – 7 pm

            Matrix Center (Community Hall)

            13560 E. McNichols, Detroit


  • Bre'Anna Tinsley
    Bre'Anna Tinsley is a reporter for Detroit Public Radio, 101.9 WDET. She covers city government and housing, as well as co-hosting the "Detroit Evening Report" podcast.