DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit City Council Tuesday said “no” to a D-DOT plan to raise the cost of a bus pass to nearly $70. Council members complained that the ordinance appeared to take over its authority over bus fare increases in the future.
Transportation Riders United (TRU) Board Member Pattie Fedewa also thinks the ordinance has a lot of hidden issues.
“They added this whole idea of premium service, previously a park-n-ride would cost $2 dollars and riding D-DOT would cost $1.50 and the ordinance would change it, so that some other sorts or routes, what they call limited or express routes, would also cost $2 dollars,” says Fedewa.
“The definition could cover a basic bus route, all of the sudden could cost $2 dollars if D-DOT thought it was special enough,” she says.
D-DOT is promising to work with Council and TRU on the ordinance.