People Mover to Offer Free Rides on Thanksgiving Day

  • Passengers on East Bus Routes Should Expect Delays
    11/21/2014 – Individuals coming downtown for the Thanksgiving races, parade and the Lions Game can ride The Detroit People Mover (DPM) free from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The free rides are courtesy of Michelin North America, Inc. People Mover passengers should note that the Grand Circus Park Station is currently closed for renovation. People Mover service will return to its regular schedule on Friday, November 28.
    As a result of street closures for Thanksgiving Day events and M-1 Rail construction, bus passengers can expect delays beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27.  The Detroit Department of Transportation announced that eastside routes will lay over at the Detroit People Mover’s Bricktown Station on Beaubien north of Larned. Bus passengers are encouraged to ride the People Mover at no charge on Thanksgiving Day to continue their travels. Eastside bus routes will resume regular service to the Rosa Parks Transit Center after 6 p.m.
    The following routes will be affected:         
    #7 Cadillac-Harper
    #10 Chene
    #31 Mack
    #34 Gratiot
    #48 Van Dyke
    In addition, bus passengers on the eastside routes may take #25 Jefferson/Fort to get to the Rosa Parks Transit Center or areas west of Woodward Avenue.
    Bus passengers that need to get to the eastside routes from the Rosa Parks Transit Center may ride The People Mover to the Bricktown Station.
    On Thanksgiving, DDOT will operate a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day for all regular routes at regular fares.  All DDOT administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
    For more information, please call DDOT’s Customer Service Office at (313) 933-1300 or visit



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