When fully implemented in January, the service expansion is expected to add approximately 1,500 trips per week for DDOT customers. DDOT is rolling out six new 24-hour routes, for a total of nine 24-hour routes citywide. DDOT did not offer 24-hour service prior to 2016. DDOT is also adding five new express routes to help Detroiters get to important job centers.
“The magnitude of the blight problem in the city is enormous; but instead of whining about it, we got to work on it,” said Mayor Duggan.
“A summer job can make all the difference in the life of one of our youths,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “It provides skills, experience and confidence, and it prepares them for bright futures and prosperous careers.
“We are making a promise to every single child who graduates from a high school in the City of Detroit that you will have your first two years of college paid for,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “We’re going to build from here to the point where we’re ultimately going to raise money so it can be four years, but today it’s two years.”
“We are making a promise to every single child who graduates in the city of Detroit that you have your first two years of college paid for at community college,” Mayor Mike Duggan said during a press conference.
“These are not the City’s large marquee parks that already have seen improvements. These are the local parks that many families can walk to from home without ever having to cross a major road,” said Mayor Duggan. “As we bring back neighborhoods across this city, we are making sure we bring back the neighborhood parks along with them.”
“We are going to form every partnership and use every tool we can to drive down crime in our neighborhoods,” Mayor Duggan said. “Thanks to the commitment of these Detroit gas station owners, Project Green Light Detroit will give our officers immediate access to video and information that might otherwise take hours to gather.”
The new Detroit casting and machining facility will create 350 new jobs, including some for returning citizens. It is part of a larger campus, which is to include the redevelopment of Southwestern High School and the former American Mailers Building. Sakthi already employs 226 people at its existing facility next door to the planned new campus.
About 3,000 illegal dumping sites have been cleaned up, 2,000 potholes have been repaired, 550 abandoned vehicles have been removed and 275 traffic signal issues have been fixed. Nearly 1,000 complaints related to running water in an abandoned structure and 500 complaints related to water main breaks have been resolved.
Detroit's bus system has come a long way. In January 2014, when Mayor Duggan took office, as little as 58% of the city's scheduled bus fleet made it on the road each day. The rest sat in garages due to mechanical issues or lack of drivers. Today, the Detroit Department of Transportation announced the first full scheduled pullout of 192 buses in years.