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An improved bus system and light rail are top priorities for many in this region. It seems that, as most of the country's thriving metropolises boast impressive transit, everyone agrees that the time has come to get Detroit moving.

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New data from Walk Score suggest Detroit's walkability is on the rise

Walk Score just released its rankings of America's most walkable cities. The list contained good news for Motor City pedestrians: Detroit's Walk Score is up 2.2 points since 2011.

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Will metro Detroit suburbs buy into regional transit?

In the wake of the story of megacommuter James Robertson, some metro Detroit communities are reconsidering their stance when it comes to regional transit.

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Youth Transit Alliance needs $97K to keep giving Detroit kids free rides to after school programs

Youth Transit Alliance safely transports kids between their homes in Southwest Detroit and after-school programs throughout the city. The program must raise $97,328 by March 25 in order to keep providing free rides through the end of the school year.

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BRT in Cleveland: No mistake by the lake

Bus rapid transit, which is less expensive and more flexible than light or heavy rail options, has been bandied about as a viable means for mass transit in Detroit. Matthew Lewis went south of the Michigan border to check out one of the premier systems in the nation. 

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Dan Dirks: Building on 'heart and soul' of DDOT

A city bus system can only withstand so much disinvestment, and DDOT is on the brink. Mayor Mike Duggan recently appointed Dan Dirks, former SMART manager, to lead DDOT’s turnaround effort. Model D spoke with Dirks to find out how he plans to get the system back on track.
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