Schetrone Collier took over July 1 as president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26, which represents between 350 and 400 DDOT drivers.
The state DNR’s complimentary service runs from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday to shuttle visitors to key island destinations as a means of reducing traffic.
Gas is around $5 per gallon but in Detroit bus service isn’t being considered as a reliable alternative to driving, transit advocates say.
The bonus program is expected to cost the city up to $2 million and it would be funded through existing revenues.
The design balances the need for parking with the desire for a public space where people can host events.
A fatal crash on Belle Isle beach sparks calls for removing cars from the state-run island park.
All 69 pedestrian bridges in the city are being inspected after a man’s injury in May sparked larger concerns about pedestrian safety.
The four buses are expected to be used on DDOT routes throughout the city and won’t result in higher fares for riders.
Traffic congestion is a real problem on the island. As summer approaches, the DNR is looking at how to make it smoother.
White said if the department gets access to higher quality freeway cameras, they would only be used to fight part one violent crimes, which includes fatal and non-fatal shootings.