Detroit Department of Transportation to replace, build more than 50 bus shelters

Will be equipped with USB chargers, solar-powered lighting


DETROIT – The Detroit Department of Transportation will be replacing and installing 59 bus shelters, expected to be completed by next summer, according to a release from DDOT.

New shelters will be installed at 40 locations, four have already been completed, and 19 existing shelters will be renovated according to customer feedback, which launched the effort. The shelters will include solar-powered lighting USB charging ports.

“The bus shelters are another step in the right direction for DDOT in revamping the transit experience for our customer,” said Angelica Jones, interim DDOT director. “We are committed to making transit a system of choice for everyone and that includes bettering our amenities on and off the buses.”

Since 2015, DDOT has added more than 100 buses to its fleet and over 2,000 new weekly trips through added frequency, according to the agency.

DDOT's new bus shelter westbound of Mack at Conner.
DDOT's new bus shelter westbound of Mack at Conner. (Detroit Department of Transportation)

Four of the newly renovated bus shelters can be found at:

  • Northbound Livernois at McNichols
  • Westbound W. Grand Blvd. at Grand River
  • Northbound Conant at Seven Mile
  • Westbound Mack at Conner (seen above)

Eight more shelters are expected to be installed before the end of the year.