Detroit Transportation Corporation: Profile & Mission

Our Mission

The Mission of the Detroit Transportation Corporation is to provide safe, reliable, efficient and accessible rail transportation services that will serve to enhance business development and quality of life functions in Detroit by augmenting pedestrian travel and by supporting both private conveyances and other modes of public transportation.

Company Profile

The Detroit Transportation Corporation, City of Detroit, is owner and operator of the Detroit People Mover. The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a fully automated light rail system that was developed as part of a planned regional transit system. The People Mover operates on an elevated single track loop in Detroit’s central business district. The 2.9 mile system provides connections between the courts and administrative offices of several levels of government, sports arenas, exhibition centers, major hotels, and commercial, banking and retail districts. Service is frequent, unencumbered by vehicle or pedestrian traffic, and conveniently available throughout the central business district. The integration of eight of the thirteen People Mover stations into pre-existing structures links over 9 million square feet that can be traversed unimpeded by outside elements.

Normal weekday operating hours are 6:30 a.m. to Midnight, with an extension to 2 a.m. on Friday. Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and Noon to Midnight on Sunday. Early openings and extensions of evening hours are provided to accommodate sports events, major conventions and other special events taking place in the Central Business District. Round trip on the system is approximately 15 minutes and headway ranges from 3 to 4 minutes. Average dwell at each station is 20 seconds.

The DTC fleet consists of twelve driverless vehicles that are fully automated and computer-controlled. The vehicles are each powered by a linear induction motor that can provide a maximum velocity of 56 mph. Vehicles and stations are handicapped accessible and each vehicle has two wheelchair securement positions. Vehicles are also equipped with a climate control system that provides maximum passenger comfort from outside temperatures that can have a seasonal range from sub-zero to 100 plus degrees.

People Mover fare is $.75 and can be paid by U.S. coins, People Mover tokens and by monthly, semi-annual, annual and special event passes. All stations are equipped with automatic turnstiles and disability accessible gates. Persons certified as disabled, Medicare card holders and the elderly are eligible for discounted (50%) passes and tokens.

 

Key Management:

Michael Duggan, Mayor

Barbara Hansen, General Manager

Board of Directors:

David Massaron, Chairperson

Dan Dirks

Hon. Brenda Jones

John Naglick

Melissa Roy

Nicole Stallings

Board Meetings:

Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC), which is a public body corporate, is authorized to post a Notice of a Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Transportation Corporation. The Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. at the Detroit Transportation Corporation Conference Room, Buhl Building, 535 Griswold, Suite 400, Detroit, Michigan 48226 (unless otherwise noted.)

2018 Meeting Dates:

DTC Conference Room – 535 Griswold, Suite 400

September 27

October 25

November 15

December 13

Pursuant to the provision of Act 267 of the Michigan Public Acts, as Amended, notice is hereby given of a special
Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Transportation Corporation.

Directory of Divisions:

Operations
Maintenance
Accounting/Administration
Marketing
Human Resources

Industry Associations:

American Public Transportation Association
Detroit-Department of Transportation
Detroit Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Federal Transit Administration
Michigan Department of Transportation
Michigan Public Transit Association
Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments
Transit Labor Exchange
United States Department of Transportation