Detroit Department of Transportation route 68 'Chalmers'
|Route Type||North-South 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)||620|
68 Chalmers is a bus route operated by the Detroit Department of Transportation in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
This route, the second-oldest bus route in Detroit, travels through Detroit's east side on several roads between terminuses at Alter Road and Jefferson Avenue on the border with Grosse Pointe Park and Gratiot Avenue and 7 Mile Road. During weekday rush hours, service continues past Gratiot to 8 Mile Road and Waltham Street.
- June 1, 1925 - Service begins as a Detroit Street Railway route, operating along Chalmers Street between 7 Mile and East Jefferson Avenue, looping via Kercheval and Marlborough Streets to Jefferson.
- November 25, 1940 - Service extended south past Jefferson via Jefferson, Manistique Street and Scripps Street to Lakewood Street, returning via Korte and Phillip Streets, replacing portions of the newly-discontinued Continental route.
- July 1, 1974 - Service carried on by DDOT.
- 1988 - Service extended north to 8 Mile and Waltham during weekday rush hours, replacing portions of the discontinued 42 Schoenherr-Redmond route; while service south of Jefferson is discontinued.
- 1992 - Service extended east to the Wayburn Loop.
- September 1, 2018 - To accommodate route number usage for the ConnectTen network, this route was renamed 68 Chalmers.
- January 23, 2019 - Route modified at both ends. At the south end, service to Alter Road is discontinued in favor of an extension through residential neighborhoods south of Jefferson west to Saint Jean Street. At the north end, the Schoenherr branch is now served at all times.