The Detroit Department of Transportation will begin public hearings Thursday on the proposed service changes taking effect later this month.
The DDOT public hearings on bus system changes, set to take effect in early March, were more about informing bus riders of the changes and recording n their comments, than a discussion on the impact of those cuts.
Some good news for DDOT riders: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing unveiled brand new buses, as well as a new leader for the city’s problematic public transportation system.
D-DOT riders fed up with poor service say that Detroit Mayor Dave Bing won’t understand how bad the city’s public bus system is until he spends some time waiting for a bus.
Southeast Michigan’s regional bus system that serves about 40,000 people daily plans to cut services by 22 percent later this year and lay off more than 120 employees.
Some local churches and organizations are offering free rides and help to voters headed to polling locations.