Detroit Department of Transportation route 32 'McNichols'

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Detroit Department of Transportation route 32 'McNichols' is wheelchair accessible.
Detroit Department of Transportation route 32 'McNichols' is a bike rack route.
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32 McNichols
Communities Served Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, Highland Park
Route Type Key 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, Shoemaker
Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2014) 2,816

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

Route Details

The current routing of route 32.

This route serves McNichols Road between Telegraph Road and Gratiot Avenue. On weekends, the route only runs as far west as the Meijer store in Old Redford.

History

  • October 26, 1925 - Route begins service as a Detroit Street Railway route called Six Mile East, operating from the Ford Motor Company plant in Highland Park east to Gratiot Avenue via East 6 Mile Road, Goulburn Street and Grenier Street. This route was split off from a Six Mile-Conant streetcar feeder bus route that began service nine months prior in April 1925.
  • 1938 - Service extended eastward to Harper Avenue via Seymour Street, Kelly Road and Whittier Street.
  • 1945 - Service to the Ford Highland Park plant discontinued, with the western terminus now located at West 6 Mile Road and Pontchartrain Boulevard, three blocks west of Woodward Avenue.
  • June 9, 1950 - Route renamed McNichols East after 6 Mile Road within the Detroit city limits is renamed McNichols Road in honor of Father John P. McNichols, former President of the University of Detroit.
  • 1951 - Sunday crosstown service begins, with the western terminus at West McNichols and Rockdale, west of Lahser Road.
  • June 1959 - Service extended eastward to Mack Avenue via Harper and Cadeiux Road after the Cadeiux bus route is discontinued.
  • 1965 - Service rerouted to remove an erratic jog along residential streets west of Gratiot.
  • September 1966 - Route given the number 62.
  • July 1, 1974 - Service carried on by DDOT.
  • June 1975 - Route renumbered to 32.
  • 1980 - All non-rush-hour service extended west to 6 Mile and Beech-Daly Roads in Redford Township, providing service during hours in which route 44 Second Boulevard did not operate.
  • 1990 - All service extended westward to Rockdale after route 44 is discontinued. In addition, the route is renamed 32 McNichols.
  • January 23, 2016 - All weekend service has western terminus cut back to the Meijer store in Old Redford.

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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