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140 Southshore

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  1. While I was in the Detroit Institute of Arts today, someone decided for an unknown reason to turn on the fire alarms. It caught me by big surprise and even came close to damaging my ears.
  2. Even though the 2018 LFSes have pretty much taken over the Tunnel Bus lately, there are still occasions when a different bus will be on at least one of the runs. For example, today 2013 XD40 632 was spotted on a Tunnel Bus run in Detroit.
  3. Henrik Zetterberg's career is over. http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/24672724/detroit-red-wings-captain-henrik-zetterberg-back-injury-ending-hockey-career-according-general-manager-ken-holland
  4. I upload a wide variety of things on my Youtube page (in fact I use a different name there than I do here), but just yesterday I decided to get back into transit ride videos. I so far have two episodes from this season of rides on two of SMART's Gillig BRTs on route 125.
  5. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_1412-b.jpg should be renamed to File:Detroit Department of Transportation 1412-a.jpg https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_7_'Cadillac-Harper' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 67 'Cadillac-Harper' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_9_'Chalmers' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 68 'Chalmers' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_10_'Chene' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 52 'Chene' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_14_'Crosstown' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 8 'Warren' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_21_'Grand_River' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 3 'Grand River' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_22_'Greenfield' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 10 'Greenfield' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_25_'Jefferson' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 9 'Jefferson' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_34_'Gratiot' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 6 'Gratiot' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_37_'Michigan' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 2 'Michigan' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_45_'Seven_Mile' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 7 'Seven Mile' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_48_'Van_Dyke-Lafayette' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 5 'Van Dyke-Lafayette' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_49_'Vernor' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 1 'Vernor' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_53_'Woodward' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 4 'Woodward'
  6. A sigh of relief in Macomb County as SMART's millage there survived yesterday's recount. When it was originally counted on August 7, it passed by less than 25 votes, while it easily passed in Oakland and Wayne Counties. https://www.macombdaily.com/news/smart-bus-tax-vote-survives-recount-in-macomb-county/article_66b4f780-ac53-11e8-82d7-83883ebbf5ca.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwD02FTCYU0
  7. Coming September 1st... The ten busiest routes will be branded as Connect Ten featuring upgraded amenities (500 trips per week with 15-minute peak hour headways) and new numbers: 49 Vernor becomes 1 Vernor 37 Michigan becomes 2 Michigan 21 Grand River becomes 3 Grand River 53 Woodward becomes 4 Woodward 48 Van Dyke/Lafayette becomes 5 Van Dyke/Lafayette 34 Gratiot becomes 6 Gratiot 45 Seven Mile becomes 7 Seven Mile 14 Crosstown becomes 8 Warren 25 Jefferson becomes 9 Jefferson 22 Greenfield becomes 10 Greenfield The Vernor and Greenfield routes will be added to the 24/7 network. Two other 24/7 routes, 16 Dexter and 17 Eight Mile, are not part of Connect Ten. Three other routes will also be renumbered due to them currently using numbers that will be used for the Connect Ten routes: 7 Cadillac/Harper becomes 67 Cadillac/Harper 9 Chalmers becomes 68 Chalmers 10 Chene becomes 52 Chene Free Wi-Fi A new logo has been unveiled, featuring two "D"s next to a period. It will be implemented immediately. A new livery has also been unveiled, featuring white and gold rays against a mint green background emanating from a Spirit of Detroit logo. It is being applied to the new 1800-series Xcelsiors and will be applied on all current and new buses throughout the next year. http://theneighborhoods.org/story/ddot-unveils-new-route-system-new-logo-free-wifi
  8. 1802 is here! (photo courtesy Bobbie Bozeman and posted on Facebook by Antonio D. Green)
  9. "MattBOnboardBus2100" would be me.
  10. 8020 was spotted at Fort and Clark Streets at around noon. Destination sign simply said "Windsor". This was well outside of downtown Detroit.
  11. Here's a new DDOT site I just discovered... https://ddot.info/ The home page presents you with a list of DDOT's routes. Clicking on a route will bring you to a page displaying a route map, description and headways. The route map displays each bus that is currently on that route and even each bus stop when zoomed in. There are also "Bus Stops" and "Schedule" tabs. "Bus Stops" obviously shows a list of that route's bus stops, with details on connecting routes. "Schedule" obviously shows the schedule of that route, with current trips highlighted in light green. One thing I have noticed, though, is that the fleet numbers are not displayed unlike SMART's and Transit Windsor's trackers.
  12. Novi is seriously considering opting back into SMART. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/novi-could-be-next-metro-detroit-city-to-join-smart-bus-system
  13. I'll also chime in with a photo of an agency in Ohio (not Dayton, but this will do). https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Greater_Cleveland_Regional_Transportation_Authority_3512-a.jpg Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 3512, a 2017 Gillig BRTPlus CNG assigned to the agency's newest bus rapid transit line, the Metro Health Line, is seen here on a layover on Rockwell Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
  14. One of SMART's two DE60LFs collided with a street sweeper this morning. http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20180607/bus-crashes-into-street-sweeper-in-chesterfield-township-4-injured
  15. The D40LFs can usually be found on virtually any route except the Fast BRT.
  16. Some locations where it is possible to see multiple DDOT and SMART buses are downtown Detroit, along Woodward Avenue, at the State Fair Transit Center, within the southeast corner of Southfield (particularly on the streets near the vacant Northland Center) and at the Fairlane Town Center bus station. Of course only the Fast BRT system (which includes a route to Metro Airport) enters Detroit on all days at all times, all other SMART routes only go into Detroit during weekday peak hours.
  17. Apologies if this is the wrong thread for this, but it seems like the Hamilton Street Railway may be looking into a BRT system. According to this article, they're using the Fast BRT system in Detroit as an example. http://bayobserver.ca/71479-2/
  18. Looks like the 8000s are slowly starting to appear on the tracker...8003 is currently on the 1C.
  19. Here's something else to take note of: Michigan municipal plates ("X") will not work when entered on either site.
  20. Just lived through an earthquake that struck my area last night. Earthquakes are very rare to see in my area. https://www.wxyz.com/news/36-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-metro-detroit
  21. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Suburban_Mobility_Authority_for_Regional_Transportation_3729-b.jpg At the beginning of 2018, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation launched the Fast service. This precursor to complete bus rapid transit travels along three of Detroit’s radial avenues, Gratiot to Mount Clemens and Chesterfield Township in Macomb County (through the intermediate suburbs of Eastpointe, Roseville and Clinton Township), Woodward to Troy and Pontiac in Oakland County (through the intermediate suburbs of Highland Park, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Birmingham and Bloomfield Township), and Michigan to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in the suburb of Romulus (through the intermediate suburbs of Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster and Westland).
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