The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and MoGo, Detroit’s public bike share system, are partnering on a pilot program to offer free 30-day MoGo passes to all DDOT customers who purchase a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly DDOT bus pass.
While DDOT covers approximately 10.3 million miles annually with more than 5,000 bus stops across the city, there are some city corridors that are better accessible via bike than bus. DDOT and MoGo hope this partnership will help bus riders with first- and last-mile connections, helping people access jobs, school, health care, and other needs.
“This is an exciting partnership with MoGo,” said Angelica Jones, Interim Director for DDOT. “We realize that for some quick and shorter distance trips, DDOT’s fixed route service may not be the most efficient mode of transportation and launching a program such as this one gives our riders options to meet their diverse transit needs.”
Designed to serve a wide range of people and needs, MoGo has 430 bikes located at 43 stations and riders from every zip code in Detroit. Since its launch in May 2017, MoGo has sold more than 20,000 daily passes and 2,900 memberships, resulting in 156,000 trips.
“Bike share is a great option for short trips and is often used with other forms of transit,” said Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director, MoGo. “We hope that this partnership will encourage DDOT riders to use MoGo along with the bus to get where they need to go.”
While DDOT has and continues to make significant service improvements to the City’s bus system, DDOT is exploring innovative ways to continue moving Detroiters around the city in the most convenient and efficient way.
“We are continuing to look for ways to make it easier to get around Detroit,” said Mark de la Vergne, the Mayor’s Chief of Mobility Innovation. “This is a first step to making the experience of taking DDOT and MoGo more seamless.”
The pilot program kicks off June 26 and will be limited to 2,000 free passes. Customers wanting to take advantage of the free MoGo passes must use a debit card, credit card, or prepaid card to activate the MoGo pass.
This partnership is the first of its kind in Detroit and provides an innovative approach to addressing the City’s growing transportation needs. For additional information, please visit www.ridedetroittransit.com or call 888-MoGo-123.