Detroit Department of Transportation route 12 'Conant'

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Detroit Department of Transportation route 12 'Conant' is wheelchair accessible.
Detroit Department of Transportation route 12 'Conant' is a bike rack route.
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12 Conant
Communities Served Detroit, Hamtramck
Route Type North-South Route
Days of Operation Daily
Vehicles Used Gillig Low FloorWc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries D40LFWc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries XD40Wc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries XDE40Wc15.JPG
Terminal Shoemaker
Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2014) 900

12 Conant is a bus route operated by the Detroit Department of Transportation in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Route Details

The current routing of route 12.

This route travels through Detroit's east side on several roads between terminuses at East Jefferson Avenue and Helen Street and the State Fairgrounds Transportation Center on Woodward Avenue near 8 Mile Road. Most weekday trips and all weekend trips continue south into the Belle Isle State Park with a single stop on Loiter Way.

History

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  • October 26, 1925 - Route begins service as a Detroit Street Railway route operating along Conant and Mount Elliott Streets between East 7 Mile Road and Harper Avenue. This route was formed from a merger between two separate streetcar feeder bus routes that began service nine months prior in April 1925.
  • 1938 - Service extended southward to East Palmer Street and northward to Wyoming Street via Conant, State Fair Street, Woodward Avenue and West 8 Mile Road.
  • 1940 - Service cut back to a new western terminus at the State Fairgrounds Transportation Center.
  • June 14, 1944 - Service extended westward on West 8 Mile to Lahser Road, replacing the newly-discontinued Eight Mile West bus route. In addition, the route is renamed Conant-Eight Mile.
  • June 1950 - Service extended southward to East Jefferson and Helen via Mount Elliott.
  • February 1954 - Service rerouted off West 8 Mile onto Northwestern Highway to pull into the newly-opened Northland Center mall.
  • 1966 - Service extended westward to Grand River Avenue via Lahser and West 7 Mile Road.
  • July 1, 1974 - Service carried on by DDOT.
  • 1980 - Service west of the State Fairgrounds Transportation Center reduced to weeknights and weekends after the Eight Mile East route is extended westward to West 7 Mile and Grand River.
  • 1989 - Several weekday trips extended into Belle Isle, a large park located on a Detroit River island.
  • June 25, 1994 - All service west of the State Fairgrounds Transportation Center discontinued. In addition, the name reverts back to Conant.
  • 2007 - Service into Belle Isle discontinued.
  • April 23, 2016 - Service into Belle Isle is restored as part of a pilot program.

Previous maps

Vehicles

Buses that can appear on 12 Conant include New Flyer Industries D40LFsWc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries XD40sWc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries XDE40sWc15.JPG and Gillig Low Floors Wc15.JPG.

References

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Vehicles
Current Low Floor 1001-1050, 1201-1242, 1400-1430, 1500-1508, 1519-1538, 1700-1728, 1800-1829, 1900-1924, 4100-4220
Current LF Hybrid 1243-1246, 1509-1518
Current LF Articulated 1539-1548, 1960-1964
Former 001-002, 1001-1148, 1201-1251, 1300-1369, 1370-1410, 1501-1605, 1701-1717, 1801-1874, 1900-1999, 2000-2084, 2521-2534, 3000-3120, 3001, 3002-3006, 3200-3232, 3250-3282, 3290-3299, 3300-3328, 3500-3599, 3600-3617, 3700-3799, 3800-3859, 3900-3959, 3975-3989, 4000-4024, 8900-8913
Routes
ConnectTen Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Downtown Routes 16, 18, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31, 40, 52, 67
North-South Routes 12, 13, 30, 41, 46, 54, 60, 68
East-West Routes 11, 15, 17, 32, 38, 39, 43, 47
Express/Direct Routes 42, 80, 89, 92, 95, 96
Former Local Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1974-1988), 5 (1996-2002), 6, 8, 20, 24, 26 (1974-88), 26 (1997-98), 28, 33 (1974-1988), 33 (1997-2005), 35 (1999-2005), 35 (1974-88), 36, 42, 44, 51, 52, 66, 99
Former Express Routes 70 (1974-88), 71 (1974-88)/70 (1988-2005, 2008-09), 72, 73, 74 (1974-88)/71 (2008-09), 75 (1974-88)/74 (2008-09), 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 (1974-88)/73 (2008-09), 94, 97, 99, 498
1994-95 Suburban Routes 125, 130, 150, 495
Facilities
Transit Centers Downtown Detroit, Fairlane Town Center Hub, Eastland Center Transit Center, Northland Center Hub, Rosa Parks Transit Center, State Fairgrounds Transit Center
Loops Brennan Loop, Pierson Loop, Wayburn Loop, Wyoming Loop
Terminals Coolidge Terminal (inactive), Gilbert Terminal, Shoemaker Terminal
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 31000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999
Timelines
History 1974-1983, 1984-1993, 1994-2003, 2004-2013, 2014-present
Southeast Michigan and Far Southwest Ontario Agencies
Ann Arbor
Port Huron
Chatham-Kent
Detroit bus
Detroit People Mover
Monroe
Leamington
Detroit M-1 Rail
Detroit M-1 Rail
RTA
Sarnia
Detroit suburbs
Tecumseh
Windsor