Detroit Department of Transportation route 15 'Chicago-Davison'
|Communities Served||Detroit, Highland Park|
|Route Type||Neighborhood Route|
|Days of Operation||Daily|
|Vehicles Used||Gillig Low Floor, New Flyer Industries D40LF, New Flyer Industries XD40, New Flyer Industries XDE40|
|Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2014)||1,473|
15 Chicago-Davison is a bus route operated by the Detroit Department of Transportation in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
This route primarily services West Chicago Street between Burt Road and Oakman Boulevard and Davison Street between Ewald Circle and Woodrow Wilson Street and between Oakland Street and Joseph Campau Street.
- September 4, 1974 - Route begins operation as 93 Chicago-Davison after a merger of the former Oakman and West Chicago bus routes. The new route, the first local route launched after Detroit Street Railway became DDOT, operated from Orangelawn and Burt to East Nevada and Mount Elliott Streets via Burt Road, West Chicago Street, Oakman Boulevard, Ewald Circle, Davison Street, Joseph Campau Street and East Nevada Street. Night service continued eastward to Van Dyke Street.
- June 1975 - Route renumbered to 15.
- 1989 - Service along East Nevada Street is replaced by a rerouted route 10 and now ends at Joseph Campau and McNichols.
- 1996 - Service is rerouted via Woodrow Wilson Street eastbound/Rosa Parks Boulevard westbound, Glendale Street, Hamilton Avenue eastbound/3rd Street westbound, Manchester Parkway and Oakland Street due to the closure of the Davison Freeway (which the route traversed between Woodrow Wilson and 3rd) for reconstruction. Initially, this detour is temporary, but eventually becomes permanent even after the Davison Freeway reopens in 1997 since the detour served shopping centers at Woodward Avenue and Manchester Parkway.