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I Am My Car: The Mythology of Car Ownership in the Motor City

Nick Norton | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Nick Norton

For me, a young guy looking to help build the Detroit of the future, I hope we accept that the mythology of car ownership doesn't need to be our death sentence. We aren't some antiquated city that can't adapt to world of tomorrow.

Stagecoach Alleys of Barry Farm and Imaginary Yellow Lines in Anacostia

John Muller | Posted 11.23.2013 | DC
John Muller

"We have to stop. I'll break my axle if we go any further." In providing a tour a couple weeks back to a reporter from the recently launched Al Jazeera America, William Alston-El and I had to turn around as we headed into an alley in Barry Farm.

WATCH: Bus RIder's Brazen Act Horrifies Passengers

Posted 08.16.2013 | Weird News

A YouTube video aired by Detroit television station WXYZ-TV appears to show one bus passenger doing the unthinkable -- smoking crack in plain sight on...

As If Detroit's Bus System Can Really Afford Another Hit

Posted 04.26.2013 | Detroit

Southeast Michigan's suburban council ignored a personal plea from Detroit Mayor Dave Bing at today's Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCO...

DDOT's 'TextMyBus' Is a Step in the Right Direction for Detroit Transit

Timothy Boscarino | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit
Timothy Boscarino

TextMyBus is a welcome development, but it is only the first step -- of many -- we must take to develop the first-rate transit system that our city's residents, visitors, and business owners deserve.

Now You Can Find Out When The Bus Is Coming

Posted 09.04.2012 | Detroit

"When will my bus get here?" is a question that Detroit bus riders will now be able to ask their cell phones, thanks to a newly-launched text message ...

Great News For Adams Morgan

Posted 07.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The massive street reconstruction project that tore up the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood for more than a year is officially don...

David Sands

A Thousand Cuts: Riders Share Personal Cost Of Bus Cuts | David Sands | Posted 07.17.2012 | Detroit

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Headaches Coming To U Street

Posted 06.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With streetscaping work nearly complete on 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan, construction crews will start reshaping a new busy corridor: ...

Private Bus Company Launches For Weekend Barhoppers

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.08.2012 | Detroit

Starting Friday evening, the brightly-colored school bus dubbed "Bettis" will be rolling around on a set schedule as it picks up and drops off barhopp...

Service Cuts Spark Civil Rights Complaint Against DDOT

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

A transit advocacy group announced Wednesday it will file a Title VI Civil Rights complaint against the Detroit Department of Transportation, alleging...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Beer, Twitter And Graffiti Art: Not Your Standard Bus | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.07.2012 | Detroit

After a last-minute route change on Saturday night led driver Dupree Bee to encounter -- and avoid -- a low bridge on Detroit's Grand Boulevard, the...

New Bus Plan Promises To Limit Wait Times On Some Routes

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.30.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Department of Transportation is rolling out its new "415" plan Monday, promising bus service every 15 minutes on the city's four busiest r...

DDOT's Grade: D-

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.24.2012 | Detroit

Poor bus service is putting Detroit's financial recovery at risk, according to a report issued Tuesday by transportation advocacy group Transit Riders...

Warm Weather Impacts Bike Lane Expansion

Posted 04.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Warm weather conditions this winter may have contributed to the early bloom of the cherry blossoms. But it also helped something else bl...

David Sands

DDOT Plans Even More Service Changes | David Sands | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

A public hearing at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit drew a sparse crowd Thursday, but those who attended expressed frustration with the Det...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

'Transportation Is A Human Right' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.05.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters used the occasion of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination to call attention to recent cuts to bus service in the c...

How To Get From Detroit To Traverse City Without A Car

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

How do you get from Detroit's Metropolitan Airport to Traverse City, some 260 miles north, without a car? It might sound like an unsolvable riddle, bu...

PHOTOS: Local Pinterests From Around D.C.

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although one study has found that 97 percent of its users are female, Pinterest isn't just for women who like to look at pretty home dec...

City Council Grills DDOT On Bus Cuts, Management

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

After less than a week on the job, Detroit Department of Transportation CEO Ron Freeland painted a grim portrait of Detroit's bus service at a Monday ...

Officials No-Shows At DDOT Cuts Hearings, Bus Riders Outraged

Free Press | Posted 02.25.2012 | Detroit
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The shouting at the Northwest Activities Center reflected the frustration that many said they felt Friday at a Detroit Department of Transportation pu...

Matt Sledge

New Detroit Bus Company Wants To Be Answer To City's Transit Woes | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.23.2012 | Detroit

Bus riders in Detroit have not wanted for bad news in the last few months. In November, drivers walked off the job to protest poor security. In a ...

Bing Announces New DDOT CEO, Unveils New Green Fleet

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing named a new CEO for the Detroit Department of Transportation and unveiled a new green bus fleet Wednesday at a bus terminal on the cit...

DDOT Riders Will See Route Eliminations, Weekend, Overnight Service Cuts

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing's office and the Detroit Department of Transportation confirmed Thursday that starting March 3, major route changes will hit the city'...

Valentine's Day Protest Draws Bus Riders Concerned About DDOT Cuts

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit

Members of the advocacy group Transportation Riders United (TRU) rallied in front of Detroit City Hall Tuesday to deliver a Valentine's Day message ab...