Detroit Department of Transportation

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PARATRANSIT:

The Detroit City Council has voted down a Transdev contract that would have allowed DDOT to continue to provide 1,000 rides a day to residents with disabilities. As a result, DDOT will institute a 70% reduction in paratransit service on Jan. 1, providing roughly 300 rides a day, down from 1,000 daily. The contract with People's Express will provide 30% of existing paratransit service and prioritize medical trips.

Detroit MetroLift is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandatory paratransit service provided by the Detroit Department of Transportation. Service is based on an individual’s functional inability to independently board, ride, and or disembark from an accessible fixed-route bus.

DDOT is building a new paratransit model, bringing key services in-house and using new service providers. The current provider, Transdev, will no longer be responsible for any direct service to customers. DDOT will utilize this new model beginning Jan. 1.

 
RIDER ALERTS:

State Fair Transit Hub: As construction continues on the new State Fair Transit Center at Woodward Avenue and Eight Mile Road, the current transit hub will be moved approximately 500 feet north on Woodward Avenue to an existing parking lot. The location change took effect Nov. 7.

The location change will not affect service. Riders transferring buses will still be able to complete their transfers as normal. Riders who walk or take other transportation will use the new location, which is about a two-minute walk north on Woodward.

More info is available on our State Fair Transit Center information page here.

 

Reroute: On Thursday, Nov. 24, The Parade Company is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will step off at 8:45 a.m. on Woodward Avenue at Kirby, and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress in downtown Detroit. Beforehand, The Parade Company and The Strategic Staffing Solutions will host the Annual Turkey Trot. The race starts at Woodward south of Fort at approximately 7 a.m.

Thanksgiving Day reroutes will start at 6 a.m. and all roadways are expected to be reopened by 5 p.m. Reroutes are as follows:

4-Woodward, day before Thanksgiving (9 a.m. Wednesday)

Southbound: Right on W. Grand Blvd. left on Third, right on Milwaukee, left on Lincoln into Trumbull, left Warren, right on Cass, left on Michigan, right on Griswold to continue as normal.

Northbound: Woodward to Campus Martius, left on Michigan, right on Cass, left on Warren, right on Trumbull, right on Grand Blvd., to the first turnaround, right on Woodward, to continue as normal.

4-Woodward, Thanksgiving Day

Southbound: Right on W. Grand Blvd., left on Third, right Milwaukee, left on Lincoln into Trumbull, left on Warren, right on Cass, left on Times Square, layover at Bay 15.

Northbound: From Times Square left on Clifford, left on Bagley, right on Cass, left on Warren, right on Trumbull into Lincoln, right on W, Grand Blvd., to first turnaround, right on Woodward, to continue as normal.

5-Van Dyke and 52-Chene

Inbound: Left on I-375 service drive, right on Congress, right on Beaubien to lay over.

Outbound: From Beaubien, right on E. Lafayette to continue as normal.

6-Gratiot

Westbound: Left on Larned, left on St. Antoine, left on Congress to lay over.

Eastbound: Congress, right on Randolph to continue as normal.

8-Warren

Eastbound: Left on Trumbull into Lincoln, right on Grand Blvd., right on John R, left on Warren, to continue as normal. 

Westbound: Right on Brush, left on Grand Blvd., left on Third, right on Milwaukee, left on Lincoln into Trumbull, right on Warren, to continue as normal.

9-Jefferson

Westbound: From Jefferson designated board/alight area on Beaubien, layover at/or near Bricktown People Mover Station.

Eastbound: Right on E. Lafayette, right on I-375 service drive, left on Jefferson, to continue as normal.

16-Dexter, day before Thanksgiving (9 a.m. Wednesday) and Thanksgiving Day

Southbound: Right on Milwaukee, left on Lincoln into Trumbull, left on Warren, right on Cass, left on Times Square, layover at Bay 14.

Northbound: Left on Clifford, left on Bagley, right on Cass, left on Warren, right on Trumbull into Lincoln, right on Milwaukee, left on Cass, left on W. Grand Blvd., to continue as normal.

18-Fenkell   

Inbound: None

Outbound: Left on Clifford, left on Bagley, right on Cass, left on Fisher Service Drive, to continue as normal.

19-Fort, Turkey Trot only 

Eastbound: Left on Trumbull, right on Michigan, left on Cass, right on Grand River into R.P.T.C. 

Westbound: Left on Clifford, left on Bagley, left on Cass, right on Michigan, left on Trumbull, right on Fort to continue as normal.

23-Hamilton/John R, day before Thanksgiving (9 a.m. Wednesday) and Thanksgiving Day

Southbound: Right on Milwaukee, left on Lincoln into Trumbull, left on Warren, right on Cass, to continue as normal.

Northbound: Left on Clifford, left on Times Square, left on Clifford, left on Bagley, right on Cass, left on Warren, right on Trumbull into Lincoln, right on Milwaukee, right on Second, to continue as normal. 

27-Joy Road, Turkey Trot only

Eastbound: Left on Trumbull, right on Michigan, left on Cass, right on Grand River into R.P.T.C. 

Westbound: Left on Clifford, left on Bagley, left on Cass, left on Lafayette, to continue as normal.

29-Linwood, Turkey Trot only

Southbound: Left on Michigan, left on Cass right on Grand River into R.P.T.C. 

Northbound: Left on Clifford, left on Bagley, left on Cass, right on Lafayette, to continue as normal.

31-Mack 

Westbound: Left on I-75 Service Drive onto Southbound I-375, to Lafayette exit, right on Congress, right on Beaubien, to layover on Beaubien.

Eastbound: Right on Lafayette, left on I- 375 Service Drive onto I-375, to I-75 Mack Ave Exit, right on Mack, to continue as normal.

42-Mid City Loop

Clockwise: Right on E. Grand Blvd., straight on W. Grand Blvd., right on Dunedin, right on Lothrop, left on Rosa Park to continue as normal.

67-Cadillac/Harper  

Inbound: Right on Beaubien, layover on Beaubien at or near Bricktown PeopleMover Station. 

Outbound: Right on E. Lafayette, right on I-375 Service Drive, left on Larned, to continue as normal.

 

Reroute: On Saturday, Nov. 26, Griswold between Fort and Congress will be closed for crane work. Reroute is as follows:

5-Van Dyke/Lafayette 52-Chene/67-Cadillac/Harper

Westbound: Left on Randolph, right on Jefferson, right on Washington Blvd., left on Michigan Ave., to continue as normal.

Eastbound: None

 

Reroute: On Monday Nov. 7, Freud between Lycaste and Clairpoint will be closed for railroad work until further notice. Detours are as follows:

68-Chalmers, northbound: Left on Lycaste, right on Edie, right on St. Jean, right on Jefferson, right on Conner/Clairpointe, left on Freud, to continue as normal.

68-Chalmers, southbound: Right on Clairpointe, left on Jefferson, left on St. Jean, to continue as normal.

 

Reroute: Beginning Monday, Oct. 24, Caniff between Buffalo and Conant will be closed until further notice for water main repairs. 38-Plymouth westbound will be detoured along Caniff between Buffalo and Conant. Westbound buses will turn left on Buffalo, into Holbrook, right on Conant, left on Caniff, and continue as normal. Eastbound buses will not be affected. Two bus stops will be out of service during this closure: #1791, WB Caniff and Buffalo, and #1786, WB Caniff and Ellery. The recommended alternative boarding location for both closed bus stops is #69, WB Caniff and Conant. 

 

DDOT is hiring!

If you are interested in being a vital member of a team that helps Detroiters get to where they need to be, apply for one of our driver or non-driver positions.

The people who work for DDOT are what make it special. We are looking for dedicated employees who can provide excellent customer service while being the Motor that moves the City. We offer a competitive salary, health and dental plans, a pension package, and more.

 

DDOT Reimagined:

DDOT is reimagining public mobility and needs your help in shaping the future of transit for our city. We want to know where you want to see improvements, and which type of improvements matter to you the most. Share your thoughts about the DDOT bus network now and how we can help to make it better. 

More info here: https://detroitmi.gov/ddotreimagined

 

RIDER ALERT:

Following a federal court ruling striking down the public transportation mask mandate, the Detroit Department of Transportation will encourage but no longer require the use of masks on buses, at shelters, or in buildings. DDOT continues to recommend that transportation riders, operators, and employees wear masks, especially in areas that do not allow social distancing. However, masks are no longer required in any circumstance regarding public transportation. The Center for Disease Control continues to strongly recommend the use of face masks in indoor public transportation settings.

More info here: https://detroitmi.gov/news/ddot-encourages-no-longer-requires-masks-board

 
PASS SERVICE ALERT:

The DDOT Cashier’s Office and Reduced Fares Program has relocated to the Rosa Parks Transit Center. RPTC Cashier’s Window hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Reduced Fares program hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Cashier's Office can be reached at 313-833-1661. Passes can also be purchased via the Dart mobile app.

 

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) is the largest public transit provider in Michigan that serves the City of Detroit, surrounding suburbs, and neighboring cities, including Highland Park and Hamtramck. DDOT prides itself on providing reliable, clean, safe, and efficient service.

 

Temporary detour: 11-Clairmount

Due to the closure of the Junction bridge over I-75 during construction, a portion of 11-Clairmount is being temporarily rerouted onto Toledo and Clark.

For more info including specific reroute and alternative stop info, click here.

 

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DDOT takes the COVID-19 situation very seriously. We are working with the City of Detroit, state and local public health officials and following the CDC’s guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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Proposed State Fair Transit Center 

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites all community and business organizations, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders to learn and share your opinion about the proposed transit center at the State Fairgrounds.  Learn more

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