• WoodWardline

    Syri’s experience, Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:28 a.m.

    My son and I used to enjoy trips to the Eastern Market on Tuesdays before the bus cuts. The Oakland bus would take us to Mack and the Chrysler Freeway where we could catch the Mack to Russell or the Russell to Gratiot. Now, the Oakland only runs ’til 930 a.m. on Tuesdays. What we can

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  • WoodWardline

    Syri’s experience: Better service, better buses?

    Today my son and I took the Woodward bus to Wayne State University’s Farmers Market. We got one of the newer buses which DDOT touts as working better–LOL. Passengers had to enter and exit through the back door because the front door and the fare box were out of commission. As usual, the bus was

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  • NEWCCLogoBlackYellowUpdate

    North End Woodward City Council Meeting October 15 2012

    Our pamphlet describes the three concerns we have with: 1. How bus cuts have impacted workers 2. Privatization is not in the best interest of Detroiters or the North End. 3. Transportation Advisory Committee process is flawed Click here to download our City Council meeting pamphlet.

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  • A Lesson from the Past

    A Lesson from the Past

    Monday, I attended a NWCC meeting at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church Detroit. Bus service in Detroit continues to deteriorate, causing greater hardship to the working poor and others unable to drive. I ride the DDOT buses most days and most days I hear complaints about the system’s...

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  • Erratic Routes–>Lost Jobs

    Erratic Routes–>Lost Jobs

    Last month’s Transportation Justice meeting bought out more concerns about riders losing their jobs. I have been listening to riders on the Woodward and Grand River lines vent on this issue––and these are the so-called 4/15 buses. Riders who miss their connections or experience breakdowns of lines running...

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  • Introducing the 415 Plan: One Route, One Bus

    Introducing the 415 Plan: One Route, One Bus

    Life is not getting any easier for bus riders in Detroit. If you are on a non 415 bus (i.e. any bus that isn’t the Woodward, Gratiot, Grand River, or Dexter), expect to wait an hour between buses. Schedules are unavailable for most routes, and with the erratic Woodward service, it’s hard to know if you just...

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  • Weekend (Dis)Service

    Yikes! Today, my son and I decided to go downtown on the Woodward bus. We should have packed a lunch.   Usually, we start walking if we can’t see the bus when we get to Woodward. From Hague to Bethune is about a 15 to 20 minute amble, a little more with a stop in

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  • “Improved Service” For Whom?

    I took the bus to visit my sister at Providence Hospital today. ‘Took the Woodward, which came within 10 minutes, to Milwaukee, ‘walked over to the New Center and caught a Dexter bus with no more than a 5 minute wait.   The Dexter bus took me to the door of Providence Hospital in Southfield.

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  • Safety Matters

    0n Friday I took the Woodward bus north to Revival Tabernacle Church in Highland Park  I went to pay respects to one of my co-workers who departed life this week. No real complaints about my northbound ride. The bus was crowded, but not so much that anyone was left at the stops.   Coming out

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  • Going to the Market

    I have ridden all 4 of the 415 buses in the past 48 hours. I have to say that while it is possible that these buses ran every 15 minutes, the fact that there are not up-to-date schedules for the other buses still makes traveling to an appointment problematic.   Today, my son and I went

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