Detroit Public Transit

Nostalgia for Detroit's Public Transit History

Five historic projects encapsulate a transit-oriented version of Southeastern Michigan that almost could have been.

April 30, 2020 - Curbed Detroit


Op-Ed: Detroit's QLINE Is 'At Times an Embarrassment'

Randy Essex details why it is that "rely" isn't a word that comes to mind for many Detroiters when they think about downtown's QLINE streetcar system.

November 27, 2019 - The Detroit Free Press


Unified Fare Payment in Detroit

The QLine streetcar joins the fare payment system of DDOT and SMART buses in the Motor City.

August 20, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

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Polar Vortex Shuts Down Detroit's Q-Line Streetcar

Other polar vortex-related transit news included fire on the tracks in Chicago.

January 31, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Streetcar

How Detroit's QLine Streetcar Got Off Track

The QLine could ride its own dedicated lane and serve a real need for commuters. Instead, it's a slow circulator for a small part of downtown.

March 19, 2018 - Streetsblog USA


Lane Closure to Occasionally Make Space for Detroit's QLine Streetcar

Woodward Avenue will get a temporary road diet during special events in response to safety concerns connected to the QLine.

March 15, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

QLine Detroit

Ridership Drops As Detroit's QLine Streetcar Starts Charging

Since Detroit's new streetcar system started charging, ridership has dropped. Those who are riding aren't necessarily paying anyways.

September 28, 2017 - Crain's Detroit Business


Detroit's QLine Streetcar to Begin Charging Fares

Free rides will be a thing of the past on the QLine come September 5, but there will be more frequent headways.

August 30, 2017 - Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit Streetcar

Detroit's New Streetcar Line Now Open For Business

Sights and scenes from Detroit's new streetcar system: The QLine

May 16, 2017 - Modern Cities

Vintage STreetcar

Detroit's New Q-Line Streetcar Opens to the Public in May*

The long-awaited Q-Line opened to the public earlier today.

May 5, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Streetcar: Dan Gilbert Dubs Thee 'QLINE'

After purchasing the naming rights of the streetcar line formerly known as M-1 for $5 million, Dan Gilbert made a big reveal Thursday in Detroit.

March 25, 2016 - Detroit Free Press

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