[nFBMI-Talk] New Bus fares for Detroit
jj at bestmidi.com
Thu Feb 28 22:17:19 UTC 2019
Another step toward simpler bus riding in Detroit and the suburbs. Adult
fare is now $2 for 4 hours and will cross between DDOT and SMART. Other
reduced fare options are available. Simpler regional passes are also now
available. We will want to keep an eye on the mobile app to ensure it is
accessible for us.
I've written the SMART FAST bus from Dearborn to the airport on a couple
of occasions and it has worked well. There is obviously still a long way
to go but the transit situation vs. where it was just a couple of years
ago is certainly improved.
Here's info from DDOT. Changes will start on may 1.
One thing that I think Michigan could do to make our cities more
connected is to help jump start regional services that run frequently.
Kalamazoo-Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor-Detroit, Lansing-Grand Rapids, among
others. The annual cost for such a network of buses would probably not
be terribly high. Cities are reluctant to do things like this because it
falls out of their boundaries.
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