Can Rapid Buses Compete With Cars?

Monday, April 8, 2013

In a few years, rapid buses could shuttle commuters between Detroit and Pontiac just as conveniently as they could drive themselves. The federal government committed $6.5 million dollars toward development of bus rapid transit along the Woodward Avenue corridor linking the city and the suburbs. Potential users of those buses will have their say on the project at five public meetings this month, organized by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. WDET's Pat Batcheller asked SEMCOG's Carmine Palombo how rapid buses could overcome the inefficiencies of the region's existing bus systems. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Here's the meeting schedule:

April 17th at St. James Catholic Church in Ferndale at 6:30 pm April 23rd at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library at 5:30 pm April 25th at the Berkley Community Center at 5:30 pm April 27th at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library at 11:00 am April 30th at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills at 6:00 pm