Bus riders in Detroit now have hundreds of new ways to get around the city. The city’s Department of Transportation today announced the addition of 650 bus trips – the second major expansion in the last six months. It includes three new direct routes and three additional 24-hour service routes.
The added transit is not just about convenience, says Mayor Mike Duggan, it’s about helping city residents get to jobs.
“I run into people almost weekly who tell me, ‘I was able to take that job because 24-hour services were restored.’” Duggan says. “It’s hard to imagine a city without 24-hour bus service, but that is where Detroit was not very long ago.”
Detroit now has nine 24-hour routes including along Jefferson, Michigan and Van Dyke avenues.