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DDOT installing 40 new bus shelters across Detroit

Posted: 6:12 AM, Nov 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-21 06:12:03-05
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DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Department of Transportation said it has started installing 40 new bus shelters across the city where none previously existed.

According to DDOT, four shelters have already been installed, with 36 more to be completed by the summer of 2020.

The department said it also plans to replace 19 existing shelters during the effort.

The bus shelters are state of the art, with solar-powered lighting systems to light them at night, with built-in USB charging ports.

Four of the new bus shelters are completed at the following locations:

  • Northbound Livernois at McNichols;
  • Westbound W. Grand Blvd. at Grand River;
  • Northbound Conant at Seven Mile;
  • Westbound Mack at Conner; and with eight more to be installed before the end of the year.

This is part of a larger effort by the city to improve DDOT service, and since 2015, there have been more than 100 new buses purchased and the addition of more than 2,000 weekly trips.

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