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  1. @140 Southshore is starting a new project that provides detailed history on DDOT routes, but one thing I've noticed on the project so far is that the 2 Michigan doesn't list when the route stopped–and later resumed–being 24-hour. DDOT completely eliminated 24-hour bus service in the March 3, 2012 service changes, removing it from the routes that were then #14 Crosstown, #16 Dexter, #19 Fort (the only one of these that never got it back), #21 Grand River, #25 Jefferson, #34 Gratiot, #45 Seven Mile, #48 Van Dyke-Lafayette, and #53 Woodward. It wasn't until the January 2016 changes that any of that was restored — and at that time only to Gratiot, Woodward, and Grand River. Crosstown, Dexter, and Seven Mile saw restoration September 2016. Michigan, Van Dyke-Lafayette, and Jefferson were in the third batch, January 2017. (Source on resumption schedule). The #17 Eight Mile bus became 24-hour with the retirement of DDOT's RefleX service in April 2018, and the (now renumbered) #1 Vernor and #10 Greenfield got their first 24-hour service with ConnectTEN. Also, the Chene bus was once 24-hour.
  2. Some maps and map captions are out of date on the wiki. Note that maps/captions that are outdated only because of the pandemic are excluded. Unless otherwise noted, updated maps are not available, and maps/captions are outdated because of the April 12th service changes. 125, 160, 830: 160 is no longer current. 140, 250, 255, 330: 140 and 330 are no longer current. (330 says "current" for itself when it should say "final") 250 is no longer current as of January 2021. 200, 280: 200 and 280 are no longer current. 261: Missing the Merriman/Ecorse stop, which existed as of July 2019. (An updated map is available. I wrote this in this thread's first post, no fix yet.) 400, 405: 400 and 405 are no longer current (on March 23, 2020, these routes were extended south to Northland Drive). 445, 465: 445 was never accurate (error in making the map—route 445 never had service to downtown Royal Oak). 494, 495: 494 is no longer accurate as of January 2021. 525: I've posted a picture of an updated map, though it's no file from the website. 530, 550: 550 is no longer accurate as of April 2014. (I wrote this in this thread's first post, no fix yet.) 710, 730, 740: 730 is no longer accurate as of January 2021. 805, 851: 851 is no longer current and 849 is final. Effective January 2021. Unrelated to maps, another change to route 730 is that the route now uses 4 buses during its hours of operation.
  3. I didn't include that because of all the differences between the 2011 305 and the 2021 305; come to think of it, maybe I should've said the same about the 525. If I remember correctly, in 2011 both the 305 and 525 of the time ran during a single peak hours in a single direction only, both routes in 2021 share one endpoint with the route of their 2011 versions, and the routing in between that and the (closer of the) other endpoint is mostly similar though not precisely the same. I guess I could conscionably call them revivals of those routes rather than new routes with the same names and numbers. I'll correct my post. (Also, both routes' 2011 versions are vastly different from the versions whose maps are now on the CPTDB wiki.)
  4. Also, the SMART servers might not have updated maps, but the signposts do! Here's the 525: (PS: I'm posting this picture for possible use on CPTDB until a map file is available.)
  5. The April 2021 service changes (archived) have occurred: Route 140 was extended on the south end to Southgate Meijer via Eureka and Fort. This also caused Route 250 to have some minor timing changes. Route 160 was revamped, providing service to Detroit River Wildlife International Refuge as well as up Allen and Southfield to the Dearborn Transit Center. Route 200 trips ending at Newburgh/Enterprise were extended to Westland Meijer and renumbered 210. The 200 and 210 are still scheduled together, however. Route 280 was renamed the Western Wayne Crosstown. Service to Amazon was introduced on all trips, as well as service north of Warren Rd up to Grand River (via the 330's former routing), then east to Old Redford Meijer (via the 375's routing). Route 305 was reintroduced, operating from 10 Mile/Haggerty to 7 Mile/Grand River almost via its former routing (exception: no service to West River), then extending down the 375's routing to Old Redford Meijer. Route 330 was discontinued, replaced with the 280 and 305. Route 525 was reintroduced, now from Bel-Air Center to Clinton Township Meijer. Route 567 was discontintinued, with service to the area available as part of the Hall Road microtransit zone instead. The Somerset and Oakland Mall Shuttles were discontinued. Service to those areas is available via the Troy microtransit zone. Also, since the last posting in here, Microtransit was introduced. It operates daily, 6am to 11pm¹ in three distinct zones around Hall Road, in Troy, and in Dearborn. Before that, the January 2021 service changes were introduced: Route 250 was rerouted to no longer serve Westland Mall, and to serve Ford/Wayne in both directions. Route 494 was rerouted to serve Troy Beaumont (on the Sterling Heights side) and no longer serve the Sterling Heights Target. Route 730 was rerouted off of 10 Mile between Berg and Evergreen, instead following a routing similar to the 400. Routes 255, 530, 620, and 635 were returned to service with two roundtrips per day. Routes 805, 830, and 851 were returned to service with three roundtrips per day. Route 849 was discontinued, parts of its routing rolled into the 851. ¹ The app itself lists 10pm as the end time if you book after hours, but a quick test at 10:24p shows trips as still available.
  6. Due to the October 5th service changes, some wiki pages are in need of updates: Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation Route 790 'Pontiac Crosstown' - Page has been renamed, but the information not updated yet Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation route 796 'Pontiac/Perry/Opdyke' - Page has been renamed, but the information not updated yet It looks like this was already in progress, as several pages have been updated already. I've also brought up a lot of other changes, many of which don't appear to have been implemented yet.
  7. @MetroDetroiter_WindsorVisitor SMART appears to have used one of your images on the December 2019 Financial Report and April 2020 Budget Committee Meeting pamphlet (even edited in the latter). Were you aware of this?
  8. More changes incoming! First off, changes that were due to be implemented in April but got pushed ahead to March 23rd because of COVID-19 cutbacks: Route 140: Now permanently serves Oakwood between Beech and Michigan. Map is outdated, but updated version isn't on website. Route 250: One trip had its times adjusted by one minute. Routes 400/405: The map shown on the wiki pages is outdated as of 2019-06-19. 2020-03-23: The routes no longer serve JL Hudson / Greenfield Nearside (EB). Route 610: Buses no longer serve Gratiot / 15 Mile (SB). Route 760: Now serves Van Dyke instead of Hoover between 13 Mile and 14 Mile. Map is outdated, but updated version isn't on website. Route 780: An hourly schedule for weekdays had been in the plans before COVID-19 hit. Also, westbound buses now end at Orchard Lake / Maple (SB) instead of Maple / Orchard Lake (WB). The first wave of COVID-19 cutbacks on March 23rd: Routes 125, 200, 450, 460, 510, 560, and 610: Buses no longer serve Downtown Detroit, instead only operating via off-peak routing over Saturday-like schedules. Route 160: Operates via Saturday routing and schedule, eliminating service north of Eureka. Routes 255, 445, 530, 620, 635, 805, 830, 849, 851: Schedules reduced to 3-4 trips in each direction. Routes 261, 280, 330, 405, 415, 420, 461, 462, 494, 495, 563, 710, 730, 740, 752, 753, 756, 780: Weekday schedules change to Saturday schedules, in most cases with added trips. Route 275: Operates via Saturday routing with extended schedule, eliminating service to Telegraph south of Goddard, and Eureka. Route 465: Trip starting in Downtown is removed as schedules are reduced to two trips in each direction. Route 515: Route is suspended as 510 transitions to Saturday-like schedules. Route 561: Weekday schedule changes to Saturday schedule with an added trip; also, all trips still serve North River Road on weekdays. Route 580: Route is reduced to one trip in each direction. The second wave of COVID-19 cutbacks on March 31st: Routes 125, 200, 261, 400, 405, 494, 510, 550, 560, 563, 615, 710: Buses now run once an hour on weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday schedules are unchanged. Routes 255, 445, 465, 530, 562, 620, 635, 805, 830, 849, 851: Buses now run once a day (each direction) on weekdays. Routes 415, 420, 450, 460, 461, 462: Each route has one bus every two hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Route 430: Buses now run once an hour, and no longer serve Royal Oak Middle School or Royal Oak High School. Routes 494, 752, 753, 756: Buses now run once every 1½ hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday schedules are unchanged. Route 561: No longer runs on weekdays or Saturdays, but continues running as normal on Sundays. Route 760: Now operates hourly on weekdays and Saturdays. Now operates Telegraph to Little Mack on Saturdays. The third wave of COVID-19 cutbacks on April 8th: Route 140: The trip that starts at Southfield & Allen is eliminated. Routes 255, 430, 445, 465, 530, 562, 580, 620, 635, 805, 830, 849, 851: Buses no longer operate. A curbside shuttle can be reserved instead.
  9. Also, SMART's main page lists the youth fare as $1.00, but it changed to 50¢ on May 1st, 2019 with the introduction of Dart.
  10. This looked a lot better in the editor. If the formatting continues to make it unreadable, I'm going to open the Google Doc that I was originally keeping. Route 261: The first 15 days of service (2018-01-01 to 2018-01-15), no fare is collected. 2018-02-09 - All FAST routes run local service for the day due to snow emergency. Service to Merriman / Flynn was added before 2018-06-01 - though the exact date is not known. The email about June service changes, sent on June 1st, says "There has been the addition of a new FAST stop just north of I-94 at Flynn which has already been installed for use and is currently serving all 261 trips." Service to the Amazon facility in Romulus was added to the schedule on 2018-06-18 - but because the road hadn't been constructed yet, such service didn't actually start until 2018-07-24. Service to Ecorse / Merriman added sometime before 2019-02-02. Service to Amazon at Vining is present in both directions, not northbound only. Routes 461/462: The first 15 days of service (2018-01-01 to 2018-01-15), no fare is collected. 2018-02-09 - All FAST routes run local service for the day due to snow emergency. 2018-02-08 - SB Woodward / 13 Mile stop removed; Woodward / Coolidge stops in both directions added The 461’s Civic Center Drive station already existed on 2019-03-05 (seen while mapping the 465 that day). Exact date of add is unknown. Routes 561/562/563: The first 15 days of service (2018-01-01 to 2018-01-15), no fare is collected. [563 only] 2018-01-09: NB Gratiot / Vergote and SB Gratiot / Meijer Gas Station were added to the route 2018-02-09 - All FAST routes run local service for the day due to snow emergency. [563 only] Service to Meijer Park & Ride was added to schedules on 2018-04-02; however, due to construction, service to the lot didn't actually begin until 2018-08-06 [562] The bus does not stop at SB Woodward / Warren. [561/562] North River Road is served only on weekdays and Thanksgiving. Route 255: 2019-06-17: Due to construction in the Dearborn Heights Target lot, the first westbound trip of the route is cut short to Dearborn Ice Skating Center. Route 330: 2019-06-17: Due to construction in the Dearborn Heights Target lot, all trips are cut short to Inkster/Ford. Route 400: 2019-06-17: Route resumes serving Northland Drive as DDOT prepares to cut the 16 back. Route 405: 2019-06-17: Route resumes serving Northland Drive as DDOT prepares to cut the 16 back. Route 420: 2014-10-13: Route begins serving Lathrup Village due to opt-in. Route 430: During detour between 2016-12-06 and 2017-06-19, route 430 served Royal Oak Meijer. School service: One northbound trip in the morning (third trip), one southbound trip in the afternoon (first trip) Route 445: 2016-06-06 - Woodward service in Downtown Detroit enters current "detour"; while new maps and schedules treat this routing as permanent, the detour remains as a service bulletin on the website (the oldest one still up, in fact). While the map shown is the current official map, it is inaccurate as the bus stays on Woodward bypassing downtown Royal Oak. Route 450: 2016-06-06 - Woodward service in Downtown Detroit enters current "detour"; while new maps and schedules treat this routing as permanent, the detour remains as a service bulletin on the website (the oldest one still up, in fact). Route 450 shares most, not all, of its length with the 462. The 462 doesn’t operate in downtown Birmingham nor north of Pike Street in Pontiac. Routes 460/465: 2016-06-06 - Woodward service in Downtown Detroit enters current "detour"; while new maps and schedules treat this routing as permanent, the detour remains as a service bulletin on the website (the oldest one still up, in fact). Route 530: The map shows a former routing of route 550. Route 550: 2014-04-07 - Service to Dalcoma Drive begins. While the map shown is the current official map (according to the website), it hasn’t been updated for the above change. Route 610: 2011-12-12: Route no longer serves Macomb Mall, instead ending (north end) at 15 Mile & Gratiot. 2016-06-06: Route 610 service in Downtown Detroit enters current "detour"; while new maps and schedules treat this routing as permanent, the detour remains as a service bulletin on the website (the oldest one still up, in fact). Route 710: 2017-09-05: Weekday peak trips serve Rutland and Northwestern to remain connected to route 851. 2018-01-01: With the introduction of what were then route 851 “Northland Loop” trips (which later became route 849), 710’s Rutland/Northwestern routing was eliminated. Route 730: 2019-01-07: Eastbound trips are rerouted at Royal Oak Transit Center to serve Lafayette side First weekday bus is 5:48am (the “a” is missing) On weekdays, only the Macomb terminal operates this route. Route 740: 2011-12-12: Route no longer serves Macomb Mall, instead ending at 12 Mile & Harper briefly before being extended to 13 Mile & Little Mack. Route 760: 2011-12-12: Route no longer serves Macomb Mall, instead ending at 13 Mile & Little Mack. 2015-09-05: Route no longer serves 14 Mile between Crooks and Delemere, instead using Meijer Drive to connect. While the map on the wiki page matches the one on the website, it is out-of-date due to the above change. Route 780: 2011-12-12: Route no longer serves Macomb Mall, instead ending at 15 Mile & Gratiot. 2016-12-26: Due to a sinkhole at 15 Mile and Hayes, route is put on a long-term detour for repairs. 2017-12-06: Above detour ends. The map shown on the page shows a former routing of the 760. Route 805: 2014-01-06: Service is detoured to 5 Mile & Telegraph due to then-pending long-term construction on I-96. 2014-09-29: Service to 5 Mile & Telegraph ends. 2018-09-03: Express trip that bypasses Fenton Park & Ride is eliminated. While the map shown on the wiki page matches the website, it is out-of-date due to the above change. Route 849: 2019-06-17: Northbound routing through WSU now uses Warren instead of Forest. The map shown on the page shows a former routing of the 805. Route 851: 2019-06-17: Northbound routing through WSU now uses Warren instead of Forest. The map shown on the page shows a former routing of the 805.
  11. Now on weekends, and permanently starting in March, the People Mover will run counter-clockwise again.
  12. I saw 1914 and 1960 for the first time today, welcoming the Detroit Youth Choir back to the city. The destination signs read, in full: CONGRATULATIONS WELCOME HOME! DETROIT YOUTH CHOIR
  13. Got a pic of 3806 while I was riding it for OpenStreetMap, during an eastbound 780 when it got a midroute break at Somerset. Speaking of "riding it for OpenStreetMap", I'm in the process of uploading this changeset, which contains all the (not already mapped) stops on the 780, including the ones that were missing from the 460 and 445 - thus completing the last two Woodward routes, and Project Woodward is done!
  14. Are you sure 1019 wasn't deadheading to the first trip of a run? The fact that the run number says 03F also makes me think that.\ Edit: As for the 38, nope! The 3:40 bus is a full-length (at least as far as off-peak goes) trip, from Gratiot/French to Millennium Park via Harrison. The 3:50 bus is the short-starter.
  15. Update to the picture of 3832 - it's the same picture, but for some reason the version above is at half res (my phone took the picture at full res), and I also used the opportunity to update the watermark.
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