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Udmphikapbob
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Post Number: 131
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 6:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone give me current daily average ridership numbers? It was around 16,000 back when it first began operations.

Thanks...it's for a paper for school.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 748
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 6:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

check out thepeoplemover.com and you can ask specifically... but i know the goal is to mvoe 3 million this year, or 8200 daily...they have already reached over 1 million for the year...

last year however it moved 1.7 million, or about 4700 daily
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Jimelnino
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 6:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1 million for the year, but with the SuperBowl don't forget.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 7:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

even without the superbowl, they might still be above 1 million for the year.... overall ridership has much increased, and breakdowns have been far and few...

Also, the Wings were basck this year, which brings ridership to 10,000 daily on Wings games
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Udmphikapbob
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Post Number: 132
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 9:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mr. Mayor, I see you're quite the presence at the people mover blog! Amazing that the Saturday before SBXL, they carried 60,000 riders...initial estimates were that it would carry 71,000 DAILY! That was when it was part of the bigger picture, with light rail going up and down Woodward and Gratiot, of course.

So for a rough ballpark figure, we can say it carries 5,000 on an average day, and upwards of 10-20k for special events.
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Bob
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think last years numbers were hurt by the NHL lockout, which accounts for a number of riders on gameday. Throw in the past couple years where it had the bypass service due to the Ren Cent En trance construction, and the true numbers are hard to figure. The next couple years will be more telling.
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Danindc
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 12:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If this is for a school paper, wouldn't you want to quote a more reliable source, such as the Detroit Transportation Corporation, who runs the DPM? Just a thought....
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 313
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 12:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone have any information with respect to the original peoplemover plans that included the light rail lines to feed the DPM?
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 1:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why not contact the DPM? This is not your best source for this information.
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Udmphikapbob
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Post Number: 134
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's not a major part of my paper, and it's due tomorrow, so I came here thinking I'd get a quick ballpark figure. I only plan to give it one sentence.

Upinottawa - the best source I found for writing my paper was the Detroit News archives from 1976-87. There are no books on the subject. The biography of Coleman Young talks about his role for a few pages, but that's it. My paper is about the promise by President Ford to commit $600 million to transit in SE Michigan, and how over 10 years of fighting came and went, and all we got was an overpriced train to nowhere.
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Sumotect
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Post Number: 183
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was one of the Architects who worked on the station design for the Woodward Corridor LRT back in the mid-eighties. The DPM was actually the third and final part of the comprehensive plan that included the light rail at Woodward and bus loops off of Woodward to the surrounding communities. They built the last phase first and dropped the first two.

As I recall the light rail was to bring 100k people a day into the downtown area of which 15k would use the people mover. DPM ridership never met those goals, however I heard those forecasts did help the developers of the Millender center and Trapers Alley secure their financing.

Good luck on your paper.
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Trufan
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Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 8:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you go to SEMCOG's offices in the Buhl building they have almost every plan for mass transit in Detroit. It's amazing how many plans there are, and yet none of them have been implemented. Quite a fascinating read however.
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 317
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 12:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are the plans in the Buhl building available for public viewing?
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 753
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 1:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Udmphikapbob, yea, I am about the only one that blogs on thepeoplemover.com haha oh well :-)

if you wouldnt mind, i would like to read the paper you wrote, u can email it to me at nickq9488 at yahoo dot com

sounds interestings, thanks

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