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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.
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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.
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