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Love At First Sight? Joe Biden and Merging Detroit Transit

Brian Stone | Posted 03.15.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

Every once and a while a headline is buried beneath the local talk of the international auto show, truck sales and... well, whatever else the wise guys in Detroit's newspapers seem to think is more important.

WATCH: Crazy Detroit Bus Brawl Goes Viral

Posted 08.22.2013 | Crime

On the heels of a video showing Detroit bus riders dealing with a man who was allegedly smoking crack cocaine on board, another outrageous Detroit bus...

Ashley Woods

WATCH: He's Helping Fix Detroit's Problems ... One Bus At A Time | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

Even before Detroit became the largest city in American history to file for bankruptcy, residents were waiting for some new ideas ... or just a ride. ...

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...

Detroit Loses Bus Money, Suburbs Gain

Detroit Free Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Detroit

Detroit stands to lose $7 million in federal transit funding to the suburbs this coming fiscal year, thinning out an already shoestring budget for the...

Feds Make Huge Investment In Transit

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

Sometimes travel plans don't always go as you expect -- just ask U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. LaHood announced Friday a $25 million fe...

Bus Systems Get Millions From D.C.

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

Although metro Detroit bus systems have recently struggled to maintain service for riders, a $30 million federal grant will allow for infrastructure u...

'What We're Trying To Do Is Basically Start Over'

Model D | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. By Tom Clynes William Rustem, director of strategy for Gov. Rick Snyder, says that nothing is more ...

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...

WATCH: What To Do About Detroit Transit

Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

Our friends at Translogic are taking a look at the Motor City's public transit (and lack thereof) this week. Translogic talked to transportation p...

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...

Why Light Rail and Buses Are Both Essential to Detroit's Transit System

Megan Owens | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit
Megan Owens

If Detroit wants to stabilize and grow its economy, buses, rapid buses, and light rail must all be included in Detroit's regional transportation system. If Detroit only supports a basic bus system, we will remain a third-class city.

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...

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 ...

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...

David Sands

Drastic Bus Service Cuts Planned For Detroit | David Sands | Posted 02.09.2012 | Detroit

Big cuts to Detroit bus service could come as soon as Feb. 24, according to the president of the union that represents the city's bus drivers and mech...

Detroit City Council Meets To Discuss Financial Crisis

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2011 | Detroit

The Detroit City Council continued discussions Monday on Mayor Bing's proposals to address the city's financial crisis. The mayor announced Nov. 1...

Wyandotte Students Will Lose SMART Busing Dec. 12

Wyandotte Patch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

About 70 Wyandotte students have less than a month to find a new way to get to school. The SMART bus system is eliminating 20 routes on Dec. 12, in...

DDOT's Grade? A Big F

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 11.15.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The group Transportation Riders United issued a scathing report on the performance of city buses Tuesday. The "report card" grades the Detr...