1. MDCC Service to Continue as Alternatives are Explored

    June 15, 2015

    A pilot program of bus service between the Ann Arbor Campus and U-M Detroit Center will continue uninterrupted through the summer and throughout the coming academic year.

    The MDetroit Center Connector bus service was scheduled to end June 21 with the expiration of a two-year Transforming Learning for the Third Century grant. The Office of the Provost has agreed to fund one more year of the pilot program designed to connect students, faculty, and staff in Ann Arbor with programs in Detroit.

    Rob Sellers, U-M vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs, said campus transportation leaders will carefully examine the service in the year ahead to look for an efficient way to meet the needs of those involved in U-M programs in Detroit. He said a misunderstanding about the additional year of pilot funding led to last week’s announcement that the service would end.