DDOT to expand service on 4 Detroit bus routes

Detroit bus service plans to increase service on 4 busiest routes

Published On: Apr 10 2012 01:25:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2012 01:35:49 PM EDT
DETROIT -

The Detroit Department of Transportation announced Tuesday expanded service on four Detroit bus routes.

DDOT is calling the expansion initiative The 415 Plan. Starting April 13, DDOT will provide service on what it call's the city's four busiest bus routes: Dexter #16, Grand River #21, Gratiot #34 and Woodward #53. Service will be upped to every 15 minutes on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. DDOT said service also will increase on the bus routes after 6 p.m.

Fare will not increase under The 415 Plan, DDOT said.

"Thirty four percent of our customers travel on these four routes, making them our busiest. It is clear they need more predictable service along the routes,” said DDOT Chief Executive Officer Ron Freeland in a news release. "The 415 Plan will do precisely that. Four routes – 15 minute service – all day long."

The transportation service also ensures that a new operations policy will prevent the busses on these four routes from being scheduled on other routes.

DDOT to announce final service changes:

DDOT will hold an information meeting on Wednesday to announce final changes to service.

The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the DDOT headquarters at 1301 E. Warren Avenue, room 107.