• Syri’s experience 3-9-2013

    It is bad enough that buses do not run on schedule, but Text my Bus is as bad as the schedules for leaving you waiting for buses that never arrive.Today, my son and I went to the Eastern Market.I texted Baltimore@Cass cross-streets, got a choice North or Southbound(B) Dexter or Woodward. I input “B” for

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  • Syri’s Experience Woodward 100 percent for broken fare boxes?

    Dreadful weather or no, I just had to go down to Sav-a-lot in Highland Park to use my 5.00 off coupon. And guess what? I waited no more than 5 minutes for the Northbound Woodward bus! Of course it had standing room only, and typically, the fare box did not function, nor did the stop

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  • Syri’s Experience-Is DDOT a Service? For who (whom: )

    So,OK, this morning, before my friend set out again to try to get to the DMC from the North End, I pulled up the Oakland (rte 36) schedules on the DDOT website to see if they had changed. The time for the Oakland bus to arrive at Oakland and Owen remains 730, 830, 930am. Oddly,

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  • Syri’s Thoughts, Oakland Bus-Cut Again?

    Has service on the Oakland bus route been cut again? This morning, my 67 year old friend left his house at 830 a m to catch the Oakland bus to the DMC for a prescription. He waited til 10 and never saw a Southbound Oakland bus.  As you know, if you are a North End

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  • Syri’s Experience Is it easier to cut drivers pay than to fix fare boxes?

    On Thursday, my son and I took the Woodward bus to Baltimore to drop a package at the Post Office. Only one Woodward bus passed us, so only half an hour to get that far. We when walked to the New Center, just missing a Dexter bus at the un-posted bus stop on Cass and

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  • Syri’s Experience, Feb 3,2013-Day of Freedom

    February 4th, a Day of Freedom commemorates the 100th anniversary of Mrs Rosa Parks birth. Although Mrs Parks and her husband were long-time Civil Rights activists in Alabama, Mrs Parks is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on an Alabama bus. In Detroit, Parks fought against police brutality, economic injustice,...

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  • What is at Miller and Dix? Why does Text my Bus keep giving me arrival for DDOT buses arriving there? Why after I have wasted 3 text messages; sending my location, getting a selection of buses 2 routes in 2 directions; then texting the letter of the Woodward coach, going North or South, is my

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  • Syri’s experience:Monday, Jan 28, 2013

    So…after being stuck in the house for a week, fearing long waits at the bus stop, while recovering from the flu, I sallied forth into the warmer, though much wetter weather. I did not have an uncomfortably long wait on the Woodward bus, nor was it uncomfortably crowded.The fare boxes even worked, leaving today’s issue-missing...

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  • Syris Experience-To cold to take DDOT?

    I haven’t ridden the bus in a couple days, because I have been down with a pretty bad cold. Maybe I caught it Friday, when 2 Woodward buses passed me by on a harsh, cold, Michigan winter day. I was huddled in the doorway of the police station by the stop at Woodward and Grand

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  • WoodWardline

    Syri’s experience: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I am well and truly P.O.’d, hearing that further cuts are going to be asked of our DDOT drivers. This is not going to make a bus system cost effective when the fare boxes are not operational on 30 percent of the buses. Today, 2 of the 3 buses I took to my destination had

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