U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Detroit $25.9 Million Grant to Purchase 50 New Buses
DDOT currently has a vehicle fleet of 421 buses, however 158 of them were purchased 12 or more years ago and are either past their useful life or will exceed their useful life later this year. Thanks to the support of the US Department of Transportation, new buses will start to hit the street by the end of this year and will continue to come in over the next year, helping to connect Detroiters to the growing opportunities that are taking place in our city.
District Detroit wants to Hire Detroit
At yesterday’s groundbreaking on the new arena for the Detroit Red Wings, a goal of making sure Detroit residents get 51 percent of the construction jobs was announced. Olympia Development and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation will be working together to find qualified candidates, while providing job training for those who need help building their skills.
Two Detroit Water and Sewerage Department employees recognized for their effort to save 9 year-old girl’s life
Field investigators James Jenkins and Howard McCain Jr. were driving on Greenfield, just north of Grand River when they noticed a young girl trapped by the window of the SUV she was in. When they stopped to help, the girl was unresponsive. While Jenkins performed CPR on the girl, McCain called 911. Fortunately, the girl regained consciousness and has recuperated. On this video, both men describe what happened that day.
They were recognized at the DWSD board meeting on September 24, 2014.
Make plans to volunteer with us for Angels’ Night
The fall chill is in the air already, and that is a good reminder that Angels’ Night is fast approaching. There are a number of ways you can help, including volunteering to patrol neighborhoods or assisting in Angels’ Night parties for neighborhood kids.
New “Goal Detroit” Elementary School Soccer League Season Begins Sept. 27
Mayor Mike Duggan announced the creation of the league earlier this month to help introduce more Detroit students to the world’s most popular competitive sport. The Goal Detroit league is comprised of 700 students from 44 teams representing 18 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and charter elementary schools across Detroit. The games will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two locations -- O'Hair Park and Dingeman Park.
For more information on upcoming Recreation and Community Events click here.
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