Reopening of Detroit People Mover postponed until further notice, officials say
The Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) announced on Thursday the relaunch of the Detroit People Mover has been postponed after heavy rainfall entered several stations, resulting in a need for additional inspections.
Detroits 5 biggest transit misses
But theyre typically overseen by one transportation authority, just like our Regional Transit Authority. Over the last 100-plus years there have been many attempts to improve regional transit. A second transit report was submitted in 1917, which included a downtown subway system and a far reaching rapid transit system. Despite the warning that purchasing the streetcar system would leave no funds to build a rapid transit system, he pushed forward anyways. 2016 RTA PlanIn 2016 the first RTA plan to raise funds for regional transit went before voters.detroit.curbed.com
Electronic musician Squarepusher, who was supposed to perform in Detroit today, releases video filmed on an empty People Mover
click to enlarge Screengrab /Squarepusher's YouTubeDETROIT PEOPLE MOVER. VIDEO ONLINE NOW >> https://t.co/B5psJoLtZvTHOUGH LACKING HUMAN CONTACT, THE CITY MARCHES ON. pic.twitter.com/RpqDADzAmb Squarepusher (@SQUAREPUSHER) April 16, 2020On a day that should have boasted a performance by Squarepusher at Detroit's Majestic Theatre , the English electronic producer instead dropped visuals for Detroit People Mover a love letter to an empty city.Tom Jenkinson, who performs as Squarepusher, released Detroit People Mover on Thursday, a track from hisEP, released last week and a followup to his 15th studio record,, also released this year.Directed by Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman, the video was filmed last month after the city had been shut down due to the coronavirus. According to the press release, Jenkinson has had an affinity for the Motor City's neglected elevated transit car, but was struck by how the imagery of an empty train reflected scenes of barren cityscapes from all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced people to stay in their homes and leaving large gatherings, like Squarepusher's Detroit performance, to be postponed.Described as a cinematic synth odyssey, the sorrowful track follows the People Mover as it travels through its downtown route with one passenger a color printer, which autonomously prints photographs documenting Detroit's history, spanning parades, protests, and intimate moments of social connection.Jenkinson says Detroit People Mover is a contrast to the recently released Terminal Slam, a high-energy, anxious glitchy time-lapse of a bustling Japan.I like the way both of these videos articulate salient points about our urban environments in 'Terminal Slam' about the prevalence of advertising and possibilities for its subversion, and here regarding our zombie cities that despite the lack of everyday human contact continue marching on, Jenkinson said in a release. The track itself is part of a series begun in 1993 inspired by the music of Detroit.You can watch the video for Detroit People Mover below.metrotimes.com
Same Ride, Different Route: Detroit People Mover To Run Counter-Clockwise
Driving downtown can be a hassle and snagging a parking spot close to your destination gets a bit frustrating, but many commuters skip the trouble and aboard the Detroit People Mover. Its pretty much time for a variety of reasons to go back in the opposite direction. Counterclockwise if you will, said Detroit People Mover Marketing Specialist, Ericka Alexander. The route will still loop three miles around the central business district but the only difference is the route will now move in reverse. Its the same ride but its a different route, so we still like I said hit all the same 13 stations it just goes in the opposite direction, said Alexander.detroit.cbslocal.com
The Detroit People Mover to be closed July 4
Officials with the Detroit Transportation Corporation announced that the Detroit People Mover (DPM) has made the following adjustments to its service schedule for the month of July:ClosuresDPM is closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Standard operating and business hours will resume Friday, July 5. Additionally, the DPM will be closed Sunday, July 14, for maintenance. Extended hoursDPM will begin service at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 21, and close at 12:30 a.m. in support of the NAACP National Convention held in Detroit. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.