All bus lines will link hundreds
of shuttle buses together. This will increase ridership
among all public and private bus systems while
decreasing traffic and keeping our air cleaner. An
increase in employment and commerce will also result
and benefit everyone including the automobile
industry. Shuttle buses to have on board computers
connected to the backbone mainframe computers to
decrease transfer times to and from the 24 hour
ALL 7 THE Plan routes are Shuttle buses.
The Shuttle method is by far the
most efficient, proven method of moving large numbers
of people at an economical cost.
Mathematically, the shuttle method
with evenly spaced buses is the most efficient means
of moving the most number of people.
Statistically, the large downtown
areas, malls, metro airport and large office areas
such as Troy are the most densely packed areas of
employment and commerce in metro Detroit. Connecting
these areas together will move a very high number of
The five routes in THE Plan leaving
downtown Detroit are the most direct, fastest roads
serving the largest number of people possible in the
inner metro Detroit area.
Connecting both ends of the five
spokes will multiply the number of passengers.
Constant 24 hour/7day bus service
is the most efficient means of moving the most number
Direct 24 hour public transit
connecting metro airport and downtown Detroit is
essential. THE Plan system using buses is by far the
best, most economical solution including rail.
Connecting Wayne, Oakland and
Macomb county governments together are essential for
Connecting and intregrating
existing public and private transit systems together
7 Shuttles connect the largest number of
employment and activity centers possible
within existing budgets.
Examples of affordable shuttle bus methods.
- Detroit Street Cars of the early 1900's
- High density cities in Europe.
- The Detroit People Mover during conventions and
- SMART Park and Ride with proper State / Industry
- Detroit area privatized work shuttle
- Work shuttle buses for factory workers without
cars in Mexico.
- Many others.