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Detroit Bus Cuts

Who Ya Gonna Call? Not The City

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 07.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit may be broke but it will soon have a first-rate motor pool, featuring 23 new ambulances and a fleet of 100 new police cars. Some ci...

What One Group Is Doing To Improve Detroit Bus Service

Posted 09.19.2012 | Detroit

A local transportation justice group petitioned Detroit's city council Tuesday night to help restore bus service cut by the Detroit Department of Tran...

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...

David Sands

A Thousand Cuts: Riders Share Personal Cost Of Bus Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

'Transportation Is A Human Right'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

David Sands

Detroit Bus Service Riders Talk About Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.05.2012 | Detroit

Many of the bus riders waiting at the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit on Friday afternoon were eager to share their opinions about the D...

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...

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...

David Sands

Drastic Bus Service Cuts Planned For Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...