Last week we wrote about how city bus service, provided by the the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), was returning to Belle Isle after a hiatus since 2007.
Today, thanks to information from the Mayor’s office, we have clearer details on what that looks like.
First off – a recreation passport is not be required for bus riders to the island. As we previously shared, the bus stop would be by the aquarium.
Secondly, the service, which started April 23rd, is via the #12 Conant bus route Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:50 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Service to Belle Isle will run roughly every 50 minutes.
“The DNR and DDOT have been working together for months to introduce bus service to Belle Isle Park,” said Ron Olson with DNR in a prepared statement. “As attendance at the park increased to more than 3.5 million visitors last year, it became increasingly important to provide additional transportation options to the island. It has been a pleasure to work with DDOT on providing this bus service.”