Liberate jitneys

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) is inundated with chronic bus maintenance problems, labor issues, an aging fleet, unreliable schedules, high operating costs and overall bad service.  Shielded from market forces by huge tax subsidies, DDOT engages in petty turf wars with the equally inefficient and subsidized Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) system. […]

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Detroit business: Build your own train

A coalition of more than 100 local Detroit businesses almost blew a gasket after the planned $500 million light-rail line up Woodward Avenue was scrapped. The Downtown Detroit Partnership felt its voice should have been heard prior to the decision to go with a rapid-transit regional bus system. The protest by the business community notwithstanding, […]

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