Detroit— Mayor Mike Duggan on Friday announced several transportation improvements that will help city residents get people to jobs and make it more accessible for people with disabilities.
The Job Access and Reverse Commute program will address the challenges people have with getting to work. It seeks to make it easier to get in and out of Detroit to jobs in suburban areas, while also increasing late night and weekend service when people work.
The plan makes changes to increase routes on several major thoroughfares in the city, including Dexter, Eight Mile, Van Dyke, Grand River, Woodward and Gratiot. It also increases night service in other areas, while adding weekend bus service on routes such as Van Dyke, Gratiot, Michigan, Plymouth and Woodward.
On Sundays, the Michigan Avenue route will run every hour starting at 6 p.m. from the Rosa Parks Transit Center to Fairlane.
The plan also starts a New Freedom Program, which provides transportation service and alternatives beyond what’s required under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Services are now eligible under the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, which provides for funding alternative forms of transportation.
The full plan will be unveiled during a series of public hearings Tuesday and Thursday at Northwest Activities Center and DDOT headquarters. Two sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at both locations.
For more information, DDOT customer service at (313) 933-1300 or visit the web site at www.RideDetroitTransit.com.