Detroit Transportation Systems

I came across a really cool site:

http://www.detroittransithistory.info/index.html

And was inspired to search out some of the different maps and images of the transit systems in Detroit.  I think that public transportation can be a really great reflection on a city’s life and it’s very interesting to hear about the changes made in cities.

From oldest to newest (and with fantasy maps at the end):

Detroit Annexation Map - http://www.detroittransithistory.info/TheDURYears.html
Detroit Annexation Map
Detroit United Rail (1913) - http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/mcgraw_electric.html
Detroit United Rail (1913)
Rail Service (1941) - http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/03/16/bringing-rapid-transit-to-detroit/
Rail Service (1941)
Rail Service (1954) - http://www.detroittransithistory.info/PCC/DetroitPCC-3.html
Rail Service (1954)
Detroit Terminal Railroad - http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Maps/DeroitTerminalRailroadCirca1940.htm
Detroit Terminal Railroad
DDOT System Map 2008 - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=167126
DDOT System Map 2008
M-1 Rail Proposal - http://usa.streetsblog.org/2011/08/10/feds-call-%E2%80%9Call-hands-on-deck%E2%80%9D-for-detroit-transit/
M-1 Rail Proposal
M-1 Rail Proposal (Including "People Mover") - http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/54295
M-1 Rail Proposal (Including “People Mover”)
M-1 Rail Route (Actual) - m-1rail.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/M1Rail_RouteMap.png
M-1 Rail Route (Actual)
DART (Fantasy Map) - http://jwcons.blogspot.com/2012/05/detroit-metro.html
DART (Fantasy Map)
Freshwater Rail (Fantasy Map) - www.fwrail.org/overview.htm
Freshwater Rail (Fantasy Map)
Detroit Metro Map (Fantasy) - http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2014/01/DetroitMetro20.png
Detroit Metro Map (Fantasy)

FYI: I snagged most of these images from Google image search, Detroit Transit History, and the M-1 project website, they are not mine.

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