DPM Thanksgiving Free Fare Day Returns to Ease Traffic, Sponsored by Michelin

Michelin_36x60_Marquee_Ad_Hi-ResThanksgiving Free Fare Day on the People Mover Returns

People Mover Rides Sponsored by Michelin

to Ease Traffic Downtown

 DETROIT, Mich. (11/18/2015) – Riding on the Detroit People Mover on Thanksgiving Day is easy and this year it will be free. For the second consecutive year, Detroit People Mover (DPM) patrons will enjoy complimentary rides as they attend downtown Detroit activities.

From 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, November 26, riders may enter any of the People Mover stations as part of Thanksgiving Free Fare Day presented by Michelin North America, Inc.  The closest DPM stations for parade viewing and exit are: Grand Circus Park, Broadway and Cadillac.

“Michelin is pleased to offer free rides on the Detroit People Mover again for this busy Thanksgiving,” said Ken Kruithof, Michelin North America. “Last year we received great feedback from the city of Detroit, and we hope this helps people have an even more enjoyable experience as they attend the parade and football game.”

November 26 only, the People Mover has coordinated with Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) the easy transfer to the Eastside routes affected by parade traffic at the People Mover’s Bricktown Station. Affected routes include #7 Cadillac-Harper, #10 Chene, #31 Mack, #34 Gratiot and #48 Van Dyke. DDOT customers should board these routes at Bricktown Station, located on Beaubien St., north of Larned (DDOT transfer or fare required).  Eastside routes will resume service to the Rosa Parks Transit Center at 6:00 p.m. View the system poster below.

Regular People Mover service hours will resume on Friday, November 27 at 6:30 am Thanksgiving Free Fare Day presented by Michelin North America, Inc. is executed by Vetra Stephens of PTN-NRS Sponsorship / Naming Rights.

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About the Detroit People Mover

Detroit People Mover (DPM) was constructed in 1987 as part of a planned, regional transportation system.  Owned and operated by the Detroit Transportation Corporation, fare is 75 cents per ride.  Any combination of U.S. nickels, dimes and quarters or one DPM token may be used for entry.  Tokens are available in all DPM stations. Children, ages five and under ride free. The DPM system is accessible to elderly and disabled persons. 

 About Michelin North America, Inc.

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, bicycles, Earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,750 and operates 20 manufacturing plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

About PTN-NRS Sponsorships / Naming Rights

PTN-NRS is the advertising agency representative for the Detroit Transportation Corporation. Based in Melvindale, Michigan, PTN-NRS develops opportunities for the public and private sector to earn additional revenues through transit advertising, corporate and commercial sponsorships while enhancing marketing and community outreach.

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