Riding Info


Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM – Midnight
Friday 6:30 AM – 2 AM
Saturday 9 AM – 2 AM
Sunday Noon – Midnight

(*Operating hours have been adjusted due to the number of special events.)

Extended Hours Patron Safety Rules


Fare for the Detroit People Mover is $0.75 per ride, with payments accepted in cash, passes or one token. Coins and tokens are inserted into the faregate slot located on the right side.

Token machines will convert U.S. bills ($1, $5, $10, $20) into an equal number of tokens and issue quarters as change.

The Detroit People Mover is not responsible for lost or stolen fare (passes or tokens). Lost or stolen fare media will not be replaced.


Cash (U.S. Nickels, Dimes, Quarters)
Tokens (Available in or near stations)

Fast Passes:

Customers holding an annual, monthly or convention pass must present swipe their pass card for entry.

Monthly pass cards are active from the first day until the last day of the month.  Annual Fast Pass cards are active from January 1 through December 31 of one calendar year.

Value of a People Mover Monthly Pass vs. Open Fare ($.75)

Number of Trips / Rides Using a Monthly People Mover Fast Pass  Total Cost Number of Round Trips / Rides in a 30 Day Period at $1.50  Total Dollars Spent
UNLIMITED $10.00 5 $7.50
10 $15.00
20 $30.00
30 $45.00

Monthly, Annual and Convention/Special Event passes are available online or by calling (313) 224-2160.  Convention / Special Event passes may only be purchased directly from the Detroit Transportation Corporation (50 passes minimum) with programming of three days or more is required. Tokens may also be purchased here: 2017 Group Pass & Token Sales Order Form

Additional Locations to Purchase a DPM Pass

Monthly Passes:  DDOT Rosa Parks Transit Center 

Monthly & Annual Passes:  SMART Downtown Transit Center, Buhl Building, 535 Griswold Street, Lobby, Detroit – Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Detroit People Mover (DPM) works toward public transportation that is quick, efficient and most of all, safe for its patrons, including those among the disabled communities.

The People Mover stations and vehicles also accommodate electric scooters used by patrons with disabilities. We recommend use of the break system equipped on the scooter, as these types of chairs are not made for our wheelchair securements on each train (manual, un-powered chairs only).

Wheelchair securements are inspected by Maintenance and remains functioning and operational. Interior vehicle areas include a retractable seat which draws upward to allow spacing and secure restraint of a manual wheelchair in each train.

Automated announcements before arrival and departure at each station assist all passengers, including the visually-impaired.

Leader dogs and service animals are welcome aboard DPM trains with harness or leash required.

Elevators and/or escalators are offered at the People Mover’s 13 stations. Grand Circus Park is accessible via elevator. DTC will notify patrons via printed station announcements should any of the remaining stations experience upgrades to its elevators or escalators.

Additional assistance is available by the use of emergency communication systems, which connect directly to the Control Center. Located inside DPM trains, at both levels of the stations or inside elevators, and in combination with visual monitoring, Transit Police can dispatched immediately to respond to any incident.

For the deaf, hard of hearing and speech loss individuals who use a text telephone, or TTY, as a communications device, AT&T provides traditional relay services in the state of Michigan. Services offered include TTY, Voice Carry-Over (VCO), Hearing Carry-Over (HCO), Speech-to-Speech (STS), and Spanish-to-Spanish relay. Dial 711 to use AT&T Relay in the State of Michigan. For the Detroit Transportation Corporation’s General Information and Administrative Office, use (313) 224-2160.

Requesting Alternative Formats:  DTC will make available information included on this website into an accessible format by request.  For more information, please contact (313) 224-2148 to speak with a representative or email Customer Service at webmaster@thepeoplemover.com. DTC will do its best to provide the requested alternative format within a reasonable timeframe.

Reasonable Modification Policy

DTC is committed to providing safe, reliable, courteous, accessible and user-friendly services to its customers. To ensure equality and fairness, DTC is committed to making reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure programs and services are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Requests for modifications can be made by calling (313) 224-2160 or emailing webmaster@thepeoplemover.com.

If there is a complaint regarding accessibility, please download and return the Customer Complaint Form (ADA) to the attention of Brenda Walker, Human Resources Manager, at BWalker@thepeoplemover.com or by fax at (313) 221-1207.


Senior Citizens and Disabled Patrons

The Detroit Transportation Corporation offers reduced fares on the Detroit People Mover to senior citizens, age 65 and over, and to all disabled individuals.

Half-fare tokens are available to elderly, disabled and Medicare cardholders. These patrons are also eligible to receive a 50% discount on the People Mover FAST PASS (Monthly or Annual).

Senior Citizen Discount for Residents of Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park

Senior citizens who are residents of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park are eligible to receive one (1) Annual Pass at the discounted rate of $10.00 each year.  Individuals must bring one or more of the following written documentation in person to the Detroit Transportation Corporation:  535 Griswold, 4th Floor, Monday – Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

SENIOR CITIZENS need to provide proof of age in the form of either:

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Michigan State I.D. Card
  • or Medicare Card

Proof of Residency must also be provided in the form of:

  • Detroit Department of Transportation Bus Card;
  • Michigan State I.D. Card;
  • or Driver’s License

PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES must provide the following Proof of Disability:

  • Michigan Secretary of State Certificate or Medicare Card

Patrons requesting para-transit services, please contact the Detroit Department of Transportation at 313-833-1300.


Senior citizens who are residents of Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck are eligible to receive one (1) Annual Pass at the discounted rate of $10.00 each year.

Senior citizens and disabled persons living outside Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck areas may purchase passes at a 50% discount.  Monthly passes are available at a reduced rate of just $5.00 each; semi-annual passes, $25.00; and annual passes, $50.00.  The Detroit Transportation Corporation cannot be responsible for lost passes.  However, damaged cards will be replaced free of charge.


Tokens are available to all senior citizens and disabled persons at a discounted rate of just $.35 each.  This reduced rate is available only at our office located at 535 Griswold, 4th floor. Individuals purchasing tokens from vending machines in stations or from outside vendors must pay the full cost of $.75 per token.

For further information call (313) 224-2160.

Station Timetable
Senior Disabled Fare Flyer

Reduced Fare Information for the Elderly and Disabled 2018 

Senior Disabled Half Fare Application

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