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Detroit's Early-Morning Bus Service Faces Cuts

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Detroit is considering ending early-morning bus service as part of an effort to cut about $11 million in costs and improve the city's problematic public transportation system.

The city on Wednesday announced that two public hearings would take place Feb. 24 on the proposed changes, which include ending bus service between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. The city says some other bus routes could be eliminated.

"A city is only as good as what they do for the community, " said bus rider Douglas Chambers, who is not happy with the proposed changes.

FOX 2's Al Allen reports the cuts would take effect March 3. The city estimates that cutting early-morning service would affect 500 customers over nine routes. More than 100,000 people on average ride Detroit Department of Transportation buses daily.

The city says service between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. represents about 6 percent of its daily service costs.

Check out the proposed changes to Detroit bus routes.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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