Ways to Get Around Downtown During the DPM Construction

Alternate Transportation Options

The following services are available to provide local transportation (applicable fees and charges apply).

Download the PDF version: Getting Around Downtown During the Shutdown – Transportation Alternatives


Public Transportation

Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT)

(313) 313-933-1300 or Toll-Free (888) DDOT-BUS


Senior Citizen / Disabled Services

DDOT ADA Complimentary Paratransit Services (Detroit MetroLift)

(800) DDOT-BUS

  •  Provides individuals determined as ADA paratransit-eligible with transportation when they are unable to use regular fixed route buses to meet their needs.
  •  New participants must complete an application form to determine eligibility and conditions.

DDOT MetroLift Application: http://bit.ly/1OgZryj


Detroit Area Agency on Aging

(313) 446-4444


  • Non-emergency medical transportation requests (e.g. medical appointments, dialysis, pharmacy, radiology, etc.)
  • Scheduling of transportation requires a 7 day advance notice prior to the date of the appointment.


PACE Southeast Michigan

(800) 445-4554 / TDD (800) 649-3777


Provider sponsored, flexible health care and services, including transportation and home health / home care services.


 On-Demand Driver Services

Uber Detroit

(313) 241-4590


  • Base fare, distance rates. All applicable fees apply.
  • Cars, SUVs available


Checker Cab & Sedan

(313) 963-7000 – Dispatch & Customer Service


Standard fares within the Central Business District (approx. $6.00)

  • Sedans, Mini-Vans, Passenger Vans with GPS Navigation
  • Licensed to operate by the City of Detroit



App-based service, with trip cost estimates


  • Personal rides (up to four passengers)
  • Lyft Plus (six-passenger)
  • Base charges, distance and fees apply.


Airport Transportation


(855) 937-5688  or (313) 230-2331


Airport shuttle service from home, or to/from downtown hotels

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