Park your vehicles and ride a Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) shuttle bus to America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, Nov. 22, starting at 7 a.m.  Riding a DDOT shuttle will ease the stress of heavy traffic delays and eliminate costly parking fees.

The bus fare is:

  • Adult: $2 each way
  • Youth: (18 years and under) - $1 each way
  • Children: (under age 5 or 44 inches tall) - Free (limit three, accompanied by an adult)

Please note that discount fares do not apply to shuttle service, and bus drivers cannot provide change. Therefore, riders must insert the exact amount in the farebox.  DDOT staff will be present at the mall locations to provide assistance as needed.

Individuals can board the shuttles at three Park and Ride locations, where parking is free.

Eastland Mall (Beaconsfield entrance) - Park on the lot between Sections 5 & 8; shuttle arrives downtown at Library between Gratiot and Grand River.

Fairlane Mall – Park south of DDOT’s loading zone; shuttle arrives downtown at Adams Street at Clifford

Northland Mall (Greenfield entrance) - Park at Lot G; shuttle arrives downtown at Adams Street at Clifford.

The shuttles will run approximately every 20 minutes at mall locations as follows:

Start Time:   7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Return Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DDOT also is providing extra bus service on Grand River, Gratiot and Woodward routes.

The Detroit People Mover (DPM) will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day to accommodate visitors and families attending the Thanksgiving Day races, parade and the Lions game.

People Mover service will run until 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 and return to its regular schedule on Friday, November 23. The administrative office will be closed on Friday. Fare to ride the People Mover is 75 cents (U.S. coins, DPM pass or tokens); children ages five and under ride free.
PRE-THANKSGIVING DAY REROUTES (beginning November 21):

As a result of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, bus passengers can expect delays due to street closures onWoodward Avenue, between Warren and Jefferson Avenues, beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Several DDOT routes will be affected by the street closures on Wednesday and Thursday. Please note that DDOT coaches will be allowed to proceed through the road closures until total closure on Thursday, Nov. 22.

On Thursday, Nov. 22 from 7:30 - 10 a.m.,during the Turkey Trot only,reroutes will occur on the following routes:

#25/Jefferson/Fort (E. of West Grand Blvd.)

Inbound: Route will travel on W. Grand Blvd. to W. Vernor, to Fisher, to Grand River

Outbound: Route will travel from the Rosa Parks Transit Center (RPTC) to Grand River, to Fisher, to 14th, to W. Vernor, to W. Grand Blvd. (north of Fort) 

#27 Joy (South of Michigan Ave.)

Inbound: Route will travel on W. Vernor, to Fisher Fwy., to Grand River

Outbound: Route will travel from the RPTC to Grand River, to Fisher, to 14th, to Vernor, to W. Grand Blvd. 

#29 Linwood (South of Grand River)

Inbound: Route will travel along Grand River east of Trumbull

Outbound: Route will travel from the RPTC to Grand River east of Trumbull