Getting around in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs is made far easier by the good network of public transportation that is available to residents. DDOT is the Detroit Department Of Transportation, and it operates the routes in the city and beyond. If you are living in one of the area apartments, Detroit can typically be accessed by bus, so long as you are not too far off the route. There are 48 bus routes that run through the 138 square mile area, and the schedules can be obtained by calling (313) 933-1300. There are nearly 9,000 bus stops throughout this region.
The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is another way to get around town. This light rail system is operated by the Detroit Transportation Corporation, and it runs on an elevated track in a loop around the city for 2.9 miles. Although this train doesn’t run for 24 hours, it is still a convenient option for those who are commuting or heading out for a night on the town. The train operates from 6:30 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Thursday and then runs from 9 am until 2 am on Friday and Saturday. It also runs from Noon until 12 am on Sunday.