Detroit City Council will be taking a microscope to the budget this Friday, May 7 which could mean even more cuts to DDOT and possibly the Detroit People Mover. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing faces tough choices as he considers how to balance the budget. With more than 38 million riders using the service, there is currently no more room for cuts. And until now, the People Mover has managed to stay under the radar. But the city subsidizes the service paying $5.32 for a .50 ride. Can the popularity of the People Mover save it from the hatchet? Friday might be the perfect opportunity to tell Council that transit is essential to a healthy economy and that we love and need the People Mover. The hearings begin at 5:00 PM in the 13th Floor Auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. If you can't attend, send your thoughts to members of City Council and stress the importance of maintaining our bus service.
May 4, 2010