DDOT customers who rely on the Eight Mile (#17) bus to get to or from work late at night, now can know that a bus will be there any time, day or night. As part of its April service changes, DDOT has announced that Eight Mile will be its 10th 24-hour route.
In 2014 DDOT had no routes providing 24 hour service. In 2016 the transit system added six 24-hour routes and in 2017 added three more. In recent years, DDOT also established six new Express Routes to connect densely populated neighborhoods with job centers in downtown and midtown, as part of overall service expansions that have added 1,500 additional trips per week.
“The 17 Eight Mile is the fourth busiest route in our system. We understand many of our customers work nontraditional hours and we want to do our part in helping to ensure they have affordable and reliable transportation during those hours,” said DDOT Interim Director, Angelica Jones.
Route 17 Eight Mile:
Service will be improved to 24-hours per day. Weekday peak-hour service will improve from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes. Weekday mid-day service will improve from every 30 minutes to every 25 minutes. Saturday, daytime service will be improved from every 30-35 minutes to every 25 minutes. Sunday, daytime service will be improved from every 55 minutes to every 35 minutes.