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The People Mover Updates Website, Launches New App

Detroit People Mover updates website and introduces new mobile app as a one-stop destination for planning, parking and “traveling without traffic”

  • Connects and maps visits around events, locations and nearest People Mover stations
  • Offers interactive resource to be an efficient, effective downtown mobility solution
  • Free app is available for download on Android and iPhones from the Google Play and Apple App stores

DETROIT, Michigan – For over 30 years the Detroit People Mover remains visually iconic, benefitting the local economy by quickly transporting millions each year, especially during special events. Just in time for Auto Show, the People Mover’s information on what's happening and how to get there is now available on mobile phones and electronic devices.

With both the app and the www.thepeoplemover.com, the Detroit Transportation Corporation took an activity-based approach to offering tools that reduce the need to navigate multiple sites for a single experience. Registered users can receive service alert notifications and activate bookmarks to shortcut saved pages or events. Annual and $10 monthly passes may also be purchased online or through the app. Other key features include:

Station Guide - The Station 2 Station Guide lists over 400 locations within the People Mover area, sorted by category (retail & general, restaurants/food, parking, attractions/places, municipal buildings) and with trip planner capability.

Interactive Map – View the DPM loop and scroll to select a DPM station. Locate destinations by selecting category icons, and see them on a readable downtown map. Click the “direction” icon to activate the Trip Planner. The end destination is already entered – just add the starting point.

Events Calendar - Users can see monthly events by day/time with a detailed description and trip planner feature. The DPM Events Calendar is downtown’s most detailed listing of conventions, concerts, sports games, family and community activities – each entry also provides the nearest People Mover stop.

Arrival Tool - Select a station and date to view the arrival times for the service day.

Quick Links (Getting Here / Sports Updates / Parking / Family-Friendly Activities) - Provides content and links for nearby transit, downtown sporting events, local parking and things to do.

Accessibility – Fare and travel Information for passengers with disabilities to use the People Mover safely.

Every People Mover passenger rides in elevated, climate-controlled comfort while avoiding congestion on their way to favorite new places downtown. With four-minute arrivals, the system provides a sense of certainty, comfort and confidence in public transit that anyone – residents, workers or out-of-town riders – can remember and appreciate. The website and app offer all the best reasons to meet up with friends, go on a date or take the kids somewhere special. Welcome to downtown Detroit and let the good times roll!