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Detroit’s 5 biggest transit misses

What if some of these systems were in operation today?

How public transit agencies in Metro Detroit are responding to coronavirus

Here’s how Metro Detroit’s public transit agencies are responding to coronavirus.

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The 13 People Mover stations are loaded with impressive art

While it may not be the most effective form of transportation, a ride around Detroit’s People Mover is actually a great art tour.

How to get around safely and where you can go in Detroit under the stay-at-home order

You should stay at home as much as possible—but if you absolutely have to get around, here’s how to do it safely.

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How coronavirus is impacting Detroit

News and updates on how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting Detroit housing, transit, and more

Latest plan for regional transit dies in Michigan Legislature

Amidst concerns from northern Oakland County lawmakers, Republicans declined to bring the legislation up for a vote.

Streetscaping on McNichols and four other roads to begin this spring

Pending city council approval, construction should begin in May.

RTA proposes Detroit to Ann Arbor express bus

And it will likely be piloted in 2020.

The latest updates on the Joe Louis Greenway as end of planning phase nears

Release of a framework plan and groundbreaking are expected to take place in 2020.

Preposterous ideas from Detroit’s past decade that actually came true

Who could have seen this coming in 2010?

How to get to and from Detroit Metro Airport without a car

Flying to or from DTW? Here’s a guide to get there using public transit.

Curbed’s holiday wish list for Detroit in 2020

Here are seven "presents" we’d like for next year.

5 Detroit trends that didn’t survive the 2010s

Recapping all the failed hopes and bygone fads of the last decade.

DDOT to install new bus shelters and fareboxes

The city will soon get new shelters at 59 stops and fareboxes on all 300 buses in its fleet.

Trends that defined Detroit in the 2010s

Emergency management, downtown’s revival, and scooters. Here are eight trends during a period of great change for Detroit.

Riding the bus in Detroit hasn’t been this easy in years

If you haven’t ridden the bus in a while (or ever), it’s time to start

A comprehensive guide to public transit in metro Detroit

All the info you need about buses, bikes, and rails in Southeast Michigan.

Living in Detroit while disabled

Patrick Jernigan has ALS and faces daily challenges. But his situation is better than most disabled Detroiters.

With new leadership in Oakland County, what’s next for regionalism?

For the first time in years it seems like there’s hope for greater cooperation in metro Detroit. But that optimism might not be warranted.

QLine to be added to metro Detroit’s new transit payment system Dart

Joining SMART and DDOT, it will soon be much easier to transfer to and from the Woodward Avenue streetcar.

DDOT and SMART awarded $2.6 million in federal grants for electric buses

The Southeast Michigan transit agencies will buy six buses and build charging infrastructure.

RTA updates its transit plan for Southeast Michigan

Will it be on the 2020 ballot?

The ultimate guide to Detroit Metro Airport

Traveling through DTW? Here’s our guide on where to eat, how to get there, and what to do at DTW.

A designer made maps of past and hypothetical Detroit transit systems

What would Detroit look like if one of these had been built?

Over 50 places in Detroit you can reach by DDOT buses 24/7

Detroit has expanded its bus service over the past two years, making it easy to access work places, restaurants, sports venues, and more all over the city.

Unified payment system looks to simplify riding the bus in metro Detroit

Dart will eliminate all transfer fees for DDOT and SMART buses

This map reimagines Metro Detroit’s freeways as subway lines

What if Detroit had a subway system? Artist Jake Berman created a metro Detroit subway map with stops in cities and landmarks.

Spin scooters, recently acquired by Ford, land in Detroit today

Ford has bought the scooter company Spin, and 400 scooters will launch in Detroit today.

Detroit releases wide-ranging, ambitious transportation strategic plan

The city has released one- to four-year goals in helping create a more cohesive and easier to navigate transportation plan.

MoGo bike share, Lyft now starting partnership in Detroit

Lyft will offer $5 discounts to MoGo riders for drop off or pick up at any MoGo station.

DDOT to add over 500 rides per week, Wi-Fi on buses

Detroit’s bus system is rebranding and upgrading.

DDOT, SMART may partner for easier bus transfers between city and suburbs

The plan would streamline the current system, and offer a mobile transfer app and more retail locales to purchase tickets.

Bird scooters have landed in Detroit

The dockless shared scooters are now available in a pilot program in downtown Detroit.

Regional transit for southeast Michigan? Not this year

The RTA plan for this year couldn’t make it out of committee.

MoGo bike share to expand to more neighborhoods, suburbs in 2019

Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak will get MoGo bike stations next year.

DDOT offers free MoGo bike passes to fill in connection gaps

The 30-day pilot program gives bus riders another option for getting to and from their destinations.

Transit notes: Evans takes the bus to Novi, while Patterson, Hackel basically bail on RTA

Will the region vote on a new plan this fall?

DDOT, Lyft team up for late-night pilot program

The pilot program is meant for those who use the bus in Detroit to get to and from work late at night on weekdays.

Report: Qline ridership plummets during long Detroit winter

The streetcar’s first year report is out, showing a sharp decrease in riders in the second six months of its year.