The first-ever price increase for Detroit’s People Mover goes into effect today. The fare is going up from 50 cents to 75 cents per ride.
After more than two decades in operation, fares on the Detroit People Mover are going up.
The shut-down would come just before hundreds of thousands of people decend upon the Detroit area for the North American International Auto Show
Detroit’s People Mover won’t be moving any people as of December, unless new operating money can be found.
You can make your voice heard on proposed fare hikes for the Detroit People Mover at two public hearings this week.
With a cutback in city subsidies, the People Mover could raise its fares for the first time since it began moving people in 1987.
The People Mover is restarting operations Friday night, for those heading to the Tiger Game at Comerica Park.
Councilman Ken Cockrel said the Director of the People Mover could do more to generate revenue and relieve the burden on the city by increasing the fare from its 1983 rate.
There were big crowds through the doors on this first day of the North American International Auto Show. Many say that the US auto makers are the stand-out in the show this year.
“Deviation from the system’s 6:30 a.m. start time is temporary, and the issue is being addressed,” a statement said.