Coolidge Terminal Replacement Project

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Environmental Assessment (EA) links:

Environmental Assessment & Section 4 (f) Evaluation
Appendix A Concept Report

Appendix B Traffic Study
Appendix C Zoning Correspondence
Appendix D Cultural Resources (1/4)   Appendix D Cultural Resources (2/4) 

Appendix D Cultural Resources (3/4) Appendix D Cultural Resources (4/4)
Appendix E Special Waste Reports (1/3)   Appendix E Special Waste Reports (2/3) 
Appendix E Special Waste Reports (3/3)
Appendix F Noise and Vibration
Appendix G Environmental Resources of No Concern
Appendix H Public Involvement Report

Project Overview

The Detroit Department of Transportation’s (DDOT), Coolidge Terminal, and Maintenance Facility operated transit service from 1928 until December 2011, when a fire destroyed part of the facility that halted operations. Plans to reconstruct the terminal were placed on hold as Detroit faced the largest municipal bankruptcy in history. 

DDOT now proposes to construct a new bus maintenance, storage, and operations center on the existing Coolidge Terminal site at 14044 Schaefer Highway in Detroit, Michigan. The entire Coolidge Terminal site will be cleared, including the demolition of all six existing structures.  

The Coolidge Replacement Facility will accommodate 24-hour operations and initially accommodate 144 buses, with the capacity to expand to up to 216 buses in the future. Both modern 40-foot buses and 60-foot articulated buses  will be stored and maintained at this facility.

 The new facility will provide 245 parking spaces (230 staff including bus drivers, maintenance, operations, and administrative personnel, and 15 parking spaces for visitors).

Three new buildings will be constructed during the project:  
•    Bus storage and coach services;  
•    Fleet maintenance with parts storeroom; 
•    Operations and Administration 

DDOT anticipates the facility to be completed in 2024. DDOT has hosted two public meetings during the design phase of this project, and a public hearing will take place Thursday, February 16, 2023.    DDOT will present the Environmental Assessment and solicit public comments. Any input or questions regarding this project may be sent to, please include Coolidge Project Public Comment in the subject line.  For more information, you can download the flyer here.

The public comment period runs from February 1  - March 2, 2023, and may be submitted here.
Past Meetings

The first virtual public meeting took place on Thursday, June 30.  The presentation document is available here or you can also view the video. The second virtual public meeting took place Thursday, Oct. 27.    The purpose of the meeting was to provide the public with the project overview and to describe the federal government’s involvement in the project,  the NEPA Section 106, and Section 4(f) Requirements. The public was given the opportunity to ask questions and provide input and comments during this meeting. The presentation document is available here or you could view the video.





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Coolidge Terminal Project