The Detroit Bus Co plans to start to transition its business plan this month. The downtown Detroit-based firm will do less of the party bus loop in the greater downtown Detroit area and more bus service for downtown businesses.
"In a nutshell, we're launching Detroit Bus Co 2.0," says Andy Didorsi, president & founder of the Detroit Bus Co. "We're moving from a party service to a commuter service."
The new commuter service will be five days a week and consist of a loop between various downtown businesses and institutions. The company is also working on a loop in Hamtramck and some transit educational services that will be launched later this year. The downtown party loop will continue, being held on the last Saturday of every month.
The Detroit Bus Co, which is a year old, now employs seven people. It recently made the move to downtown, taking space in the Department of Alternatives
space at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Clifford Street. The new work space is creating office space for startups making a positive impact on the city.
"We want to put our money where our mouth is and invest in downtown Detroit," Didorsi says.
Source: Andy Didorsi, president & founder of the Detroit Bus Co
Writer: Jon Zemke
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