What We’ve Done

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We’re building Detroit’s future together. Highlights from Mayor Duggan’s first term:

April 2015

New Improve Detroit app “like having City Hall on your phone”

April 8th, 2015|

The app "marks a fundamental change in the way city government operates," Duggan said this morning, adding that the app allows residents to become city government's "eyes and ears" for problems that develop, from running water in basements at abandoned homes and nonworking traffic signals to missing manhole covers, downed streetlight poles and broken fire hydrants.

June 2015

July 2015

September 2015

100% of DDOT’s scheduled bus fleet on road for first time in 20 years

September 17th, 2015|

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.

October 2015

10,000 complaints resolved through Improve Detroit app

October 9th, 2015|

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.

Sakhti Automotive breaks ground on new $30M facility, creating 350 new jobs

October 19th, 2015|

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.

January 2016

Project Green Light launches, connecting gas station cameras with Detroit Police

January 11th, 2016|

“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.”