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Information for the above article was compiled from various Detroit area newspapers articles courtesy of the Stan Sycko newspaper
collection, and from the DDOT Route Update notices and bulletins archived in the author's collection.
The former little–known DDOT route
#66 Downtown Lunch Time
Express (a.k.a. the Eastern
Market Lunch Time Shuttle) was a
short-lived shuttle service launched
back on Monday, June 27, 1994.
The new bus service lasted slightly
longer than a coordinated "route-
swapping" service agreement
between DDOT and the suburban
bus system SMART (Suburban
Mobility Authority for Regional
Transportation), that was launched
just two days prior.
(see DDOT Suburban Bus Routes - 1994)
This new lunch time shuttle
service linked Eastern Market with
portions of the Medical Center,
Greek Town, Thirty–Sixth District
Court and (Stroh's) Brewery Park.
The shuttle was assigned out of the
DDOT Gilbert Terminal and
operated from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, with
twelve minute headways.
However, after only a little over one year of operation, the #66 Downtown Lunch Time Express was discontinued,
effective with the operator's pick that went into effect on Saturday, September 2, 1995.
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D-DOT Route #66 (Eastern Market Shuttle)
|The route-map for the "short-lived" DDOT Route #66 Downtown Lunch Time Express
|Route operated under D-DOT