2a. Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Detroit Transportation Corporation, is to provide safe, reliable, efficient and accessible rail transportation services that will serve to enhance business development and quality of life functions in Detroit by augmenting pedestrian travel and by supporting both private conveyances and other modes of public transportation.
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2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.:
The Detroit Transportation Corporation, City of Detroit, is owner and operator of the Detroit People Mover. The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single track loop in Detroit’s central business district. The system provides connections between the courts and administrative offices of several levels of government, sports arenas, exhibition centers, major hotels, and commercial, banking and retail districts. Service is frequent, unencumbered by vehicle or pedestrian traffic, and conveniently available throughout the central business district. The integration of eight of the thirteen People Mover stations into pre-existing structures links over 9 million square feet that can be traversed unimpeded by outside elements.
Normal weekday operating hours are 6:30 am to 11 pm, with an extension to midnight on Friday. Weekend hours are 9 am to midnight on Saturday and 12 noon to 8 pm on Sunday. Early openings and extensions of evening hours are provided to accommodate sports events, major conventions and other special events taking place in the central business district. Round trip on the system is approximately 15 minutes and headway range from 3 to 4 minutes. Average dwell at each station is 20 seconds.
The DTC fleet consists of twelve driverless vehicles that are fully automated and computer controlled. The vehicles are each powered by a linear induction motor that can provide a maximum velocity of 56mph. All vehicles and stations are handicapped accessible and each vehicle has two wheelchair securement positions. Vehicles are also equipped with a climate control system that provides maximum passenger comfort from outside temperatures that can have a seasonal range from sub-zero to 100 plus degrees.
People Mover fare is $.50 and can be paid by U.S. coins, People Mover tokens and by monthly, semi-annual, annual and special event passes. All stations are equipped with automatic turnstiles and disability accessible gates. Persons certified as disabled, Medicare card holders and the elderly are eligible for discounted (50%) passes and tokens.
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2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.:
The Downtown Detroit People Mover Art Commission (Also Called Art in the Stations) was created to incorporate major works of art into the 13 stations of The People Mover. The Art Commission worked with a cross-section of the community as volunteers, to select art, commission work, finance acquisitions and arrange presentation in the stations.
Regional, national and international artists wer invited to create proposals for each station with tile, mosaic and other durable materials given preference. Fifteen artists, nine of whom are from Michigan, were selected to bring their designs to life in the stations of the Detroit People Mover.
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