Bus, People Mover services

Published On: Nov 21 2012 10:37:55 AM EST
Updated On: Nov 21 2012 01:20:20 PM EST

Park your vehicles and ride a Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) shuttle bus to America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, Nov. 22, starting at 7 a.m.  Riding a DDOT shuttle will ease the stress of heavy traffic delays and eliminate costly parking fees.

The bus fare is:

  • Adult: $2 each way
  • Youth: (18 years and under) - $1 each way
  • Children: (under age 5 or 44 inches tall) - Free (limit three, accompanied by an adult)

Please note that discount fares do not apply to shuttle service, and bus drivers cannot provide change. Therefore, riders must insert the exact amount in the farebox.  DDOT staff will be present at the mall locations to provide assistance as needed.

Individuals can board the shuttles at three Park and Ride locations, where parking is free.

Eastland Mall (Beaconsfield entrance) - Park on the lot between Sections 5 & 8; shuttle arrives downtown at Library between Gratiot and Grand River.

Fairlane Mall – Park south of DDOT’s loading zone; shuttle arrives downtown at Adams Street at Clifford

Northland Mall (Greenfield entrance) - Park at Lot G; shuttle arrives downtown at Adams Street at Clifford.
THANKSGIVING PARADE DDOT & PEOPLE MOVER INFORMATION

The shuttles will run approximately every 20 minutes at mall locations as follows:

Start Time:   7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Return Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DDOT also is providing extra bus service on Grand River, Gratiot and Woodward routes.
DETROIT PEOPLE MOVER

The Detroit People Mover (DPM) will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day to accommodate visitors and families attending the Thanksgiving Day races, parade and the Lions game.

People Mover service will run until 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 and return to its regular schedule on Friday, November 23. The administrative office will be closed on Friday. Fare to ride the People Mover is 75 cents (U.S. coins, DPM pass or tokens); children ages five and under ride free.
PRE-THANKSGIVING DAY REROUTES (beginning November 21):

As a result of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, bus passengers can expect delays due to street closures onWoodward Avenue, between Warren and Jefferson Avenues, beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Several DDOT routes will be affected by the street closures on Wednesday and Thursday. Please note that DDOT coaches will be allowed to proceed through the road closures until total closure on Thursday, Nov. 22.

On Thursday, Nov. 22 from 7:30 - 10 a.m.,during the Turkey Trot only,reroutes will occur on the following routes:

#25/Jefferson/Fort (E. of West Grand Blvd.)

Inbound: Route will travel on W. Grand Blvd. to W. Vernor, to Fisher, to Grand River

Outbound: Route will travel from the Rosa Parks Transit Center (RPTC) to Grand River, to Fisher, to 14th, to W. Vernor, to W. Grand Blvd. (north of Fort) 

#27 Joy (South of Michigan Ave.)

Inbound: Route will travel on W. Vernor, to Fisher Fwy., to Grand River

Outbound: Route will travel from the RPTC to Grand River, to Fisher, to 14th, to Vernor, to W. Grand Blvd. 

#29 Linwood (South of Grand River)

Inbound: Route will travel along Grand River east of Trumbull

Outbound: Route will travel from the RPTC to Grand River east of Trumbull

#37 Michigan (East of 14th)

Inbound: Route will travel on Fisher Fwy. to Grand River

Outbound: Route will travel from the RPTC to Grand River, to Fisher Fwy., to 14th, to Michigan.

THANKSGIVING DAY REROUTES (November 22):

 All rerouted buses will travel to the Rosa Parks Transit Center (RPTC). In addition, Thursday’s reroutes (during the Parade) include the following:

  Route Number and NameLayover Location (during Parade)
#  7 – Cadillac-HarperChrysler Svc. Dr. to I-375, to Fisher to Grand River, to RPTC
#10 – CheneChrysler Svc. Dr to I-375, to Fisher to Grand River to RPTC
#16 – DexterCass to Grand River to RPTC
#18 – FenkellCass to Grand River to RPTC   
#23 – HamiltonCass to Grand River to RPTC
#25 – Jefferson/FortChrysler Svc. Dr. to I-375, to Fisher to Grand River, to RPTC
#31 – MackSt. Antoine to Warren, to Cass, to Grand River, to RPTC
#34 – GratiotFisher Fwy to Grand River, to Cass & Bagley
#48 – Van DykeChrysler Svc. Dr. to I-375, to Fisher to Grand River to RPTC
#53 – WoodwardWest on W. Warren to Cass, to Grand River to RPTC

Outbound travel from the RPTC will follow a reverse traffic pattern that is similar to the inbound reroute. Passengers may board coaches at any bus stop along the reroute.

DDOT will operate a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day for all regular routes at regular fares.

All DDOT administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  For more information, please call DDOT’s Customer Service Office at (313) 933-1300 or visit www.RideDetroitTransit.com.

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