Detroit Department of Transportation leader Mikel Oglesby is leaving at the close of October, prompting some advocates and union officials to worry about DDOT’s future. Oglesby and city leaders say plans will stay on track.
More competitive pay for DDOT and SMART will offset recruitment challenges and ensure more routes are running and reliable.
A federal grant will help fund a program to test autonomous public transportation services in Detroit.
Detroit is creating new parking zones where residents can park in exclusive on-street spaces after 5 p.m.
Despite its limitations, the downtown streetcar is becoming more reliable. Some transit advocates are considering its role in plans for a regional network.
The state House passed legislation to allow automated ticket systems in work areas. Last year, 16 died in work zone crashes.
Traffic fatalities rose 15 percent in Michigan since before the pandemic, mirroring a national increase that transportation officials blame on alcohol, speeding and distracted driving.
To be more effective and impactful, the project must be a renewed focus on adding regional, rapid transit options in downtown Detroit, argues Jones.
A contingent of residents expressed concerns and confusion over the proposed boulevard design at an I-375 Reconnecting Communities Local Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday.
City officials want residents to weigh in on “DDOT Reimagined,” a long-term plan to improve bus service.