New DDOT bus service will add 500 trips per week, buses with WiFi

Posted at 1:32 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 17:13:19-04

The Detroit Department of Transportation has upgraded service on 10 of the most popular routes in the city. Branded ConnectTen, it will ad 500 trips per week on 10 routes, with a peak-hour frequency of 15 minutes. 

Those routes serve about 60 percent of all DDOT riders and will be re-numbered one through 10 beginning Sept. 1.

The new route numbers are:

  1. Vernor
  2. Michigan
  3. Grand River
  4. Woodward
  5. Van Dyke/Lafayette
  6. Gratiot
  7. Seven Mile
  8. Warren
  9. Jefferson
  10. Greenfield

On top of that, the new and improved ConnectTen buses will have new branding, free WiFi by the end of September and 24/7 service.

“Every chance we get, we are going to keep improving transit so Detroiters can connect to jobs and other opportunities,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “We have made significant strides in our service over the past few years and are going to keep moving in that direction until Detroiters have a world-class public transportation system.”

“We have made many improvements in the last few years and we’re dedicated to moving the community forward,” DDOT Interim Director Angelica Jones said. “That should be reflected in our service as well as our brand.”