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other information that is directly related to the website.
DETROIT TRANSIT HISTORY MEMORIES (Facebook Groups)
Join us on Facebook Groups and discuss your Detroit transit memories from back in the day. You can even
post comments and questions about this site. Check us out at Detroit Transit History Memories on Facebook.
DSR-2-DOT - DETROIT's PUBLIC TRANSIT SCENE (Yahoo! Groups)
Our related online community over in Yahoo!Groups — where we discuss the public transportation scene
(Past....Present...and Future) within the City of Detroit. We would love for you to join us, as were discuss
Detroit's public transit scene from 'back in the day' under the DSR, ....to public transit today under DDOT.
Check-out our group site — then become a member — and join us at:
THE DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [D-DOT]
The "Official" website for the city's owned and operated transportation department, D-DOT. View route
and bus schedule information, public news releases, rider alerts, a DDOT Trip Planner and more...
alternate address to web-site: www.RideDetroitTransit.com
THE DETROIT PEOPLE MOVER [DTC]
The "official" Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) website for the downtown Detroit People Mover.
View People Mover schedule updates, press releases, station info, downtown event information, and more.
FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION [FTA]
The United States Transportation Department's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) website
The official website for Detroit's 3.3-mile M-1 RAIL streetcar — a circulating streetcar that will initially run
3.3 miles along Woodward Avenue from Congress to Grand Boulevard.
The "official" SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) website for suburban area
fare and bus route information.
The website for Transit Windsor. Schedules, Maps, Transit News and Info for Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Detroit/Windsor Tunnel Bus service info also available.
TRANSPORTATION RIDERS UNITED [TRU]
A website designed to provide you with timely and relevant information regarding transportation issues
within the Metropolitan Detroit region.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS BUS SYSTEM
Transit services in and around the Ann Arbor Campus from the University of Miich. Parking and
Transportation Services web-page.
TRANSIT HISTORY WEB-SITES:
CHICAGO TRANSIT & RAILFAN WEBSITE
A website by Bill Vandervoort devoted to public transit in and around the Chicago metropolitan area.
This site also takes a brief historical look at the early streetcar and bus companies of major cities throughout
the U.S. and Canada, and how they evolved into today's bus systems.
—Direct links to Detroit area transit pages on the website include:
DETROIT TRANSPORTATION (SUBURBS)
TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN INTERURBANS AND STREETCAR RAILROADS
A web-page devoted to the general history of the Michigan interurbans and streetcar railroads which once
operated throughout the state. The Interurban railroads were once a common form of transportation for
many Michigan towns both large and small, until they began to fall out of favor in the 1930s and 1940s. The
Michigan Interurban page can be found under "Interurbans" from the American-Rails.com homepage, or
via direct link at:
MICHIGAN TRANSIT MUSEUM
The website of the Michigan Transit Museum (MTM), located at 200 Grand Avenue, Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
MOTOR BUS SOCIETY
The website for the Motor Bus Society, an organization which collects and publishes information about the
history and development of the bus industry in North America. The organization is also the publisher of
Motor Coach Today and Motor Coach Age magazines.
MUSEUMS IN MOTION: Replica D.S.R. PCC Streetcar in Service
The San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) historical "Museums In Motion" streetcar collection F-line
fleet. (For their official website see: www.streetcar.org) For information regarding San Francisco Railway
Museum's PCC car #1079, visit the following web-page. The car’s exterior paint design commemorates the
Detroit PCC streetcar fleet, which operated from 1947 to 1956.
THE OHIO MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION
The website for OMOT, an organization dedicated to the preservation of public transit history and buses.
(http://www.omot.org/) The website's Coach Production Lists section contains complete production lists
for transit buses from various manufacturers, including GM Coach, Twin Coach and Flxible.
THE STORY OF THE JOHNSON FAREBOX COMPANY
A website outlining the history behind the Cleveland Fare Box, the ol' fare-box model, that for decades,
collected the fares on the transit equipment used by numerous transit properties across the country,
including Detroit (photos included).
TOM'S TROLLEY BUS PICTURES: DETROIT MI
A website devoted to photos of electric trackless trolley-coaches from across North America (USA, Canada
and Mexico). The following link will access the Detroit photo section. See site's Main Page for other cities.
ALSO: Be sure to also check-out the link to their "Diesel and General DSR stuff" page
—Related website: DAVE'S ELECTRIC RAILROADS (DSR Photos)
A collection of electric railroad, interurban, and streetcar photography from many eras. The following link will
access the Detroit streetcar photo section. See site's Home Page for rail related photos from other areas.
RELATED WEB-SITES ON THE MOTOR CITY:
CITY OF DETROIT
The "Official" website for the City of Detroit
DTE Aerial Photo Collection
View digitized copies of aerial photos of Detroit and surrounding suburbs. The collection - donated by DTE
to Wayne State University - covers a period from 1949 thru 1997. (Adobe Reader needed to view PDF files)
Home of 'You Know You're From Detroit If...'
This is THE website to visit for memories of growing up around metro Detroit in the '50s, '60s and '70s.
A website with numerous forums devoted to Detroit (past and present), including its great and informative
discussion forum, "DISCUSS DETROIT"
WSU VIRTUAL MOTOR CITY COLLECTION (Detroit News)
View a vast collection of photos of "Old Detroit" dating back from the late 19th century, with the bulk of
the collection falling between 1900 and 1980. The Virtual Motor City Collection includes digitized photos
from the Detroit News Photo Collection, copyrighted to the Reuther Library at WSU.
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