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Key to Regional Transit is Eliminating Excuses, RTA CEO Says

April 4th 2015

Key to Regional Transit is Eliminating Excuses, RTA CEO Says (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 4, 2015) “I should take every excuse away from you for why you don’t use the service.” That’s the plan coming from the Regional Transit Authority’s CEO Michael Ford as he and his team explore transit options that will connect communities […]

Police Report: Woman Attacked After Leaving Bus

December 14th 2012

She walked north on Livernois for several blocks, then was attacked by the same man she had seen earlier. He grabbed her from behind and began to drag her. The victim had keys in her hand and used them to defend herself by hitting the attacker with the keys.

SMART Bus Changes May Affect Ferndale Travelers

December 12th 2011

SMART Bus riders face shortened routes and hours of operation for several routes due to budget cuts in the public transportation system. Those who take the 450/460 routes on Woodward Avenue will no longer be able to use SMART to travel into Detroit except during peak hours. Peak hours are from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The route also does not go into Detroit on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead riders will have to transfer to DDOT (Detroit Department of Transportation) busses at the State Fair Grounds transfer center.