By SARAH MARTIN, News Editor
The University of Michigan-Dearborn announced October 23rd the addition of a new bus route to the Detroit Connector.
Students, faculty, and the public will now have the opportunity to ride the bus to the Ann Arbor or Detroit campuses. Pell Grant students will be able to ride at no cost. Students, faculty, and the public can expect to spend $6-10 for one-way trips.
The Detroit Connector has provided transportation between the Ann Arbor and Detroit campuses since September 2013, according to their website.
The new stop began on Oct. 30 and will run every day of the week.
The shuttle will stop in front of the University Center and will deliver riders to the Central Campus Transit Center at the Ann Arbor Campus or the University of Michigan Detroit Center, located on Woodward Avenue just a few blocks south of Wayne State University.
The announcement is welcomed by students like Anitra Wells, a UM-Dearborn engineering student that lives in Detroit.
“That’s a plus for me,” said Wells. “Right now, it takes me about an hour to get to school.”
Wells currently takes a bus from Midtown just east of Woodward down to the Evergreen bus at Warren.
“In the morning, the whole (travel) time is like an hour,” she said. “The drive in a car is, like, 15 minutes.”
Detroit Connector also announced that they will be extended their hours on Fridays and Saturdays to run from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The shuttle schedule is available online at detroitconnector.umich.edu/schedule.