Detroit Department of Transportation route 2 'Michigan'

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Detroit Department of Transportation route 2 'Michigan' is wheelchair accessible.
Detroit Department of Transportation route 2 'Michigan' is a bike rack route.
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2 Michigan
Communities Served Detroit, Dearborn
Route Type ConnectTen Route
Days of Operation Daily
Vehicles Used Gillig Low FloorSmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries D40LFSmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries XD40SmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer Industries XDE40SmallAccessible.gif
Terminal Gilbert
Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2014) 2,141

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

Route Details

The current routing of route 2.

This route serves Michigan Avenue between the Rosa Parks Transit Center and the Fairlane Town Center Hub. Trips between midnight and 4 AM Monday-Saturday are interlined with route 10 at Michigan Avenue and Greenfield Road.

History

Michigan streetcar service

  • Novembet 25, 1863 - Route introduced by Detroit City Railway, providing horse car service on Michigan Avenue between Woodward Avenue and Thompson Street (later renamed to 12th Street and again to Rosa Parks Boulevard).
  • before 1873 - Route extended west to 25th Street.
  • 1895 - Route converted to electric operation and briefly merged with the Gratiot route.
  • December 30, 1900 - Service carried on by Detroit United Railway.
  • May 15, 1922 - Service carried on by Detroit Street Railway.
  • January 15, 1950 - Route is made operated entirely by the Presidents' Conference Committee Streetcar.
  • November 13, 1950 - Route merged with the Gratiot route.

12 Michigan bus service

  • September 7, 1955 - Route is restored as a bus route, serving Michigan Avenue and Wyoming Street between Cadillac Square and Gate 4 of the Ford Rouge Complex.
  • September 1966 - Route given the number 12 as a reference to its operation along US Highway 12.
  • June 15, 1973 - Route merged with route 25 as route 12 Michigan-Gratiot.

2 Michigan bus service

  • April 15, 1978 - Route is restored under DDOT operation and renamed 37 Michigan. Consequently, all DDOT routes numbered 37 and higher are renumbered one number higher.
  • September 5, 1992 - Route merged with route 34 as route 93 Gratiot-Michigan.
  • June 25, 1994 - Route is restored, operated by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, as part of a route-swapping deal.
  • April 1, 1995 - SMART gives control of this route back to DDOT.
  • January 17, 1998 - Route extended west to Fairlane Town Center.
  • December 2001 - Downtown terminus is relocated from Cadillac Square to Capitol Park. Peak hour service to Gratiot Avenue and Brush Street is discontinued.
  • April 23, 2005 - Due to systemwide service cuts, overnight service is discontinued.
  • July 14, 2009 - Downtown terminus is relocated from Capitol Park to the Rosa Parks Transit Center.
  • January 30, 2017 - Overnight service is restored.
  • September 1, 2018 - With the implementation of the ConnectTen network, route is renamed to 2 Michigan.

Headways

Last updated: August 28, 2020

Frequency Buses Used First bus Last bus Notes
Weekday Peak 30 3 24-hour service
Weekday Midday 30
Weekday Evening 60
Saturday 30-60 3
Sunday 30-60 3

Destination Signs

  • 2 MICHIGAN ~ 2 to DOWNTOWN
  • 2 MICHIGAN ~ 2 to FAIRLANE
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Vehicles
Current Low Floor 1001-1050, 1201-1242, 1400-1430, 1500-1508, 1519-1538, 1700-1728, 1800-1829, 1900-1924, 2000-2025
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, 4100-4220, 8900-8913
Routes
ConnectTen Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Key Routes 16, 17, 19, 27, 30, 31, 32, 38, 60
Neighborhood Routes 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 23, 26, 29, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 47, 52, 54, 67, 68
Part-Time Routes 46, 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, 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
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Vehicles
Diesel Low Floor 3019-3020, 3601-3659, 3701-3780, 3801-3840, 3901-3938, 6001-6039
Diesel LF Articulated 4001-4023
Hybrid Low Floor 3003-3005, 3006-3008, 3009-3018
Former 2101-2140, 3001-3002, 9001-9033, 9201-9223, 9224-9225, 9301-9367, 9368-9369, 9370-9393, 9401-9423, 9501-9532, 9901-9920, 22301-22348, 22416-22460, 22349-22415, 23301-23357, 23358-23387, 95300-95384
Support Fleet Various numbers
Routes
FAST 261, 461 & 462, 561, 562, & 563
Main Corridor Routes 125, 200, 210, 450, 460, 510, 560, 610
Community Routes 160, 400, 415, 420, 430, 494, 495, 525, 550, 615, 796
Crosstown Routes 140, 250, 275, 280, 305, 375, 405, 710, 730, 740, 760, 780, 790
Commuter Routes 255, 445, 515, 530, 580, 620, 635
Park & Ride Routes 805, 830, 851
School Routes 566
Seasonal Routes Woodward Dream Cruise
Former Regular Routes 100, 110, 115, 130, 135, 145, 150, 165, 185, 190, 201, 202, 240, 245, 260, 265, 275, 280, 285, 295, 297, 305, 315, 330, 385, 410, 435, 440, 455, 465, 470, 475, 482, 485, 486, 488, 492, 498, 520, 525, 540, 559, 565, 567, 598 & 599, 625, 630, 720, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, Gateway Express, Pistons Express
Former School Routes 112, 196, 203, 209
Former Park & Ride Routes 810 & 820, 832, 835, 849, 865, 875
1994-95 Detroit Routes 25, 37
Facilities
Passenger Downtown Detroit, Fairlane Town Center Hub, Great Lakes Crossing Transportation Center, John D. Dingell Transit Center, Lakeside Mall Hub, Macomb Mall Hub, OCC Orchard Ridge Campus Hub, Oakland Mall Hub, Phoenix Center Hub, Royal Oak Transit Center, Rosa Parks Transit Center, State Fairgrounds Transit Center, Somerset Collection South Hub, Southland Center Hub, Troy Transit Center, Park & ride locations
Non-Passenger Macomb Terminal, Oakland Terminal, Wayne Terminal
Bus Stops 1-9999, 10000-19999, 20000-20999, 21000-21999, 22000-22999, 23000-23999
Timelines
History 1989-1998, 1999-2008, 2009-2018, 2019-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