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Detroit Transportation

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...

A Thriving Detroit Remains My Long-Term Goal

Gary A. Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

As Detroit nears the possible appointment of an emergency financial manager, it's important to note that although the current pace of change is not as rapid as necessary to extinguish this fiscal crisis, we have made progress since 2009.

Dear RTA: Please Get Transit Right

Neil Greenberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit
Neil Greenberg

Our hats are off to the legislature. Defying hyper-partisan stubbornness, the Senate, and then the House, approved bills to create a regional transit authority for Southeast Michigan, at long last. What are the next steps?

Ride A Bike Without Owning One

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

A large-scale bike-sharing program, a service that allows people who don't own bikes to borrow or rent them, could be coming to Detroit. A coalition ...

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.

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...

'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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

A Vision For Bike Sharing In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.03.2012 | Detroit

In a city where affordable, sustainable transportation is difficult to come by, one person is working to give community members wheels. Sarah Sidel...

Woodward Light Rail Not Dead Yet -- Should it Be?

David Kiley | Posted 06.24.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

The project looks great on paper, and even better in a computer-generated rendering provided by the project's backers. But life in Detroit is not lived on paper.

M1 Group Backs Up Light Rail With 1,200 Page Report, $84 Million

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.04.2012 | Detroit

After several months hammering out the details, the backers behind a plan to put a 3.1-mile rail track down Woodward Ave. in Detroit submitted a repor...

Designing Roadways For The Benefit Of All

Model D | K.G. WASSUS | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. "Struck by vehicle" should have no place in an obituary, but from 2001-2009, it found its way into 1,4...

Matt Sledge

New Detroit Bus Company Wants To Be Answer To City's Transit Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Visions of a Transit Based Region

Dean P. Simmer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit
Dean P. Simmer

If we stick with the status quo, we are accepting a region without viable transportation. We're accepting that the "brain drain" Governor Snyder laments is part of our lives.

Living at Home in the 6th Happiest City in the Nation

Leah Moss | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Leah Moss

Pop-up beer gardens, art galleries, and commonplace notions that public transportation should endure have all happened in Detroit recently. Quite frankly, none of these activities should be deemed as a monumental occurrence.