Over 50 places in Detroit you can reach by DDOT buses 24/7

Source: Curbed Detroit

The future of regional transit in the Detroit still remains unclear, but if the latest proposal pitched by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans is any indication, we could be looking at a bus-heavy plan. The new idea for the RTA proposes more buses, more frequently, with added 24-hour routes.

Here within the city of Detroit, DDOT has gone from zero 24-hour bus routes in 2015, to six in 2016, to nine in 2017. They may add one more this spring.

What does this mean for residents who rely on the bus system? It certainly gives those who depend on it for work piece of mind. But it also increases access to many local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and sporting events. Local transit advocate David Gifford says, “The 24 hour routes in Detroit connect residents to the surrounding neighborhoods, restaurants, breweries, bars, theaters, stores, and sporting events. No need to drag your car from place to place, pay for parking, worry about parking tickets, getting towed, or paying for costly ride hailing services. Transit also provides the opportunity to integrate into the fabric of Detroit rather than driving through it.”

DDOT’s system map, with 24-hour routes marked with an *

Curbed worked with DDOT to compile a handy list of places around the city that can be accessed by the 24-hour bus routes. Even if you’re not an avid bus rider, it’s good to know what’s available when you need it. We’ve included hospitals, schools, government offices, parks, restaurants, and more.

Note: Some locations are listed twice, since they’re accessible from multiple bus routes.

34 Gratiot

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Ford Field and Comerica Park
  • MGM Grand Casino
  • Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
  • GM Renaissance Center
  • Punch Bowl Social
  • The Riverwalk
  • COBO Hall
  • Detroit Housing Commission
  • Greektown
  • JACK Entertainment
  • Harmonie Park
  • Historic Trinity Lutheran
  • Comerica Park
  • Ford Field
  • Eastern Market
  • Faygo
  • The Heidelberg Project
  • Ferrante Manufacturing
  • Dueweke Park
  • Better Made
  • Coleman A. Young International Airport
  • Edmore Marbud Park

25 Jefferson

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Gabriel Richard Park near Belle Isle
  • Greektown
  • JACK Entertainment
  • The RiverWalk
  • GM Renaissance Center
  • Belle Isle Park
  • Chene Park
  • Hart Plaza
  • Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
  • Detroit/Windsor Tunnel
  • Erma Henderson Park
  • Gabriel Richard Park
  • Sinbad’s
  • Pewabic Pottery

53 Woodward

  • Little Caesars Arena
  • Campus Martius
  • Comerica Park
  • Ford Field
  • Compuware World Headquarters
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Fox Theater
  • The Filmore Theater
  • Wayne State University
  • New Center

48 Lafayette/Van Dyke

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West Village
  • Flex-N-Gate Manufacturing Plant
  • Greektown
  • West Village (Live Cycle Delight, Detroit Vegan Soul, Craftwork, Red Hook)

37 Michigan

  • Dearborn
  • Corktown
  • Fairlane Town Center Mall
  • Ford World Headquarters
  • MGM Grand Casino
  • SER Metro-Detroit (job skills training)
  • Arab American National Museum
  • Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

21 Grand River

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River Bistro
  • Old Redford (Sweet Potato Sensation, Motor City Java House, Redford Theater, G&R Bike Shop)
  • Always Brewing Detroit, Detroit Vegan Soul, River Bistro
  • Pages Bookshop
  • Motor City Casino
  • Meijer

45 Seven Mile

  • St. John Hospital & Medical Center
  • Meijer
  • Old Redford
  • U of D Jesuit High School and Academy
  • Sherwood Forest Library
  • Avenue of Fashion
  • Home Depot
  • Social Security Administration
  • Palmer Park
  • Dutch Girl Donuts
  • Pershing High School
  • Kern Park
  • Osborn High School

16 Dexter

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Oakland Community College – Southfield
  • Sinai–Grace Hospital
  • U of D Mercy College – McNichols Campus
  • WCCCD Northwest Campus

14 Crosstown

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  • Detroit Cultural Center (Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Public Library, Michigan Science Center)
  • Motown Museum
  • Wayne County Community College – Eastern District
  • Wayne State University
  • St. John Hospital

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