The-Connector-PhotoThe Detroit Connector provides transportation between Ann Arbor and Detroit in support of curricular, co-curricular, research, service-learning and community service opportunities. The Connector also facilitates cultural enrichment and exchanges allowing us to better utilize the region’s rich arts and scholarly resources. The service is available to U-M faculty, staff and students with UMID’s, as well as, partners involved in a current University initiative based on the Ann Arbor campus.

With initial funding from the Provost Office’s Transforming Learning for the Third Century grant, the Detroit Connector began service in September 2013 as a free, pilot shuttle. Following a successful trial period, the Provost Office affirmed its support of the system. For fiscal year 2017, funding to operate a four-day schedule is conducted under the auspices of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Detroit Center.

Detroit Connector Advisory Council

  • Craig Regester* – Associate Director, Semester in Detroit Program
  • Farjana Alam – Undergraduate Student
  • Steven Brown – Undergraduate Student, English and Psychology
  • Eric Dueweke – Lecturer, Urban Planning
  • Dr. Elisabeth Gerber – Professor, Public Policy
  • Alix Gould-Werth – PhD Student, Social Work and Sociology
  • Dr. Joseph Grengs – Professor, Urban Planning
  • Dr. Jonathan Levine – Professor, Urban Planning
  • Paola Mendez – Undergraduate Student, Program in the Environment
  • Chinyere Neale – Program Manager, Public Health
  • Alexandra Rivera – Associate Librarian, Library Public Services
  • Stephen Ward – Associate Professor, Afro-American and African Studies, Residential College

* MDCC Advisory Council Chair

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