Detroit's QLine streetcar service reduced due to the coronavirus
Officials say they are reducing the service of the QLine streetcar in response to decreased demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.The reduced service goes into effect on Thursday. The decision to reduce service was made after careful deliberation and conversation with our regional partners. Reduced service allows M-1 RAIL to provide staffing flexibility and protective measures for our staff and riders. Ridership plunged after the streetcar started enforcing fare collection, and once they became notorious for delays.The news follows Gov. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.metrotimes.com
Woodward Avenue is closing for parade in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – Woodward Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street starting at noon Wednesday. The route will remain closed to traffic for America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday in Detroit. It will reopen about 4 p.m. Thursday. The QLINE will remain in operation Wednesday, but it will be closed during the parade on Thursday.
Joe Biden blocked Detroit's QLine for a meeting with Mayor Duggan
A spokesman for Mayor Mike Duggan confirmed the mayor was among the event's invitees.I suspected as much when I noticed the QLine was taking longer than usual. "Who is important enough to warrant an unscheduled visit with the mayor? I tweeted my suspicions.Sure enough, other Twitter users confirmed it was because of an appearance at Detroit One Coney Island. Eventually, the estimated departure time jumped up to 27 minutes, and at that point I decided to walk back to theoffices.By the time I reached Detroit One Coney Island, both Biden and Duggan had already left. A passerby said she figured Biden was there for at least an hour.Cool that Biden stuck around to hang out in Detroit, but kind of a bummer for QLine riders with somewhere to go.metrotimes.com