The Detroit People Mover is an enhanced public transit service which provides transportation that affects not only the image of the city but also plays a role in the attraction of conventions and tourism, businesses and entertainment to downtown Detroit. Media, policy makers and the film industry all have incorporated the People Mover as a positive iconic symbol, one that is not an immobile landmark, but a functioning, utilized transit provider that supports the city.
Workers, employers and visitors from across the globe who travel to downtown districts in major metropolitan cities have expectations that would be regarded as "core" or essential: their safety, mobility, access to notable venues and overall experience. The Detroit People Mover contributes positively in every one of those areas, as proven by our inclusion and involvement for years in the role of promoting a positive image of downtown.
The Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) is owner and operator of the DPM. The Detroit People Mover is a fully automated, light rail system that operates on an elevated, single-track guide way loop in Detroit's central business district. The system provides connections between the courts and administrative offices of several levels of government, sport arenas, exhibition centers, major hotels, and commercial, banking and retail districts. Service is frequent, unencumbered by vehicle or pedestrian traffic, and conveniently available throughout the central business district. The integration of eight of the thirteen People Mover stations into pre-existing structures links over 9 million square feet that allows patrons to travel unimpeded by outside elements.