Why? Because the city needs it. We’ve been told time and time again that Detroit doesn’t have enough people to warrant a world-class public transit system and we firmly believe this idea is incorrect. Transit isn’t a result of demand – it creates demand. People expect their cities to have a clean, fast, reliable transit system that gets them where they want to go right when they need to go there. We won’t retain and attract more of the world’s brilliant builders, thinkers, doers and makers without offering the services they expect.
What happened to your weekend bar service? Our weekend bar service was a great start for us. It ran from May 2012 until December 2012 and really taught us a ton about how people and buses work together best. It was a small market niche that we could bite off from the get-go and work to deliver folks on-time every time. While this was great fun for us and our riders, we really started the DBC to solve Detroit’s larger transit issues. The bar service took a ton of our time and energy and we felt as a small company we couldn’t do both to the high level of quality we demand of ourselves. We’ll be bringing our bar service back in some form in the near future, but for now we’re working heartily on bigger issues.