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  • DSR-2-DOT@yahoogroups.com
    Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DSR-2-DOT/cal NEW FOUR-DIGIT BADGES ISSUED BY D-DOT ON THIS DATE IN 1978 Thursday October
    Message 1 of 266 , Oct 8, 2008
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      Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group
       
      Title: NEW FOUR-DIGIT BADGES ISSUED BY D-DOT ON THIS DATE IN 1978
       
      Date: Thursday October 9, 2008
      Time: 12:15 am - 12:15 am
      Repeats: This event repeats every year.
      Notes: On this date in Detroit Transit History: NEW T.E.O. BADGE NUMBERS WERE ASSIGNED

      On Monday, October 9, 1978, the old DSR badges (which had now reached five-digit numbers) were replaced by new four-digit D-DOT badges. All then current D-DOT operators were issued new badge numbers beginning in the #1000 series.

      Today, nearly 30 years later, newly hired T.E.O.'s are being issued badge numbers in the #4700 series.
       
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      Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DSR-2-DOT/cal THE SAMUEL T. GILBERT TERMINAL OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1948 Wednesday June 6,
      Message 266 of 266 , Jun 5, 2012
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        Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group
         
        Title: THE SAMUEL T. GILBERT TERMINAL OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1948
         
        Date: Wednesday June 6, 2012
        Time: 12:15 am - 12:15 am
        Repeats: This event repeats every year.
        Notes: On this date in Detroit Transit History: THE D.S.R. GILBERT FACILITY OPENS

        On Sunday, June 6, 1948, the Gilbert Terminal and Garage opened as the first DSR facility built solely for bus usage. It was named in honor of Samuel T. Gilbert, a post-WWII president of the Detroit Street Railway Commission, and an advocate of a DSR all-bus operation.

        During the mid-1940's, the DSR was continuing its move in a direction from a street railway operation, to an all bus operation by the late-1950's. A storage facility was needed to house the new fleets of buses the department began purchasing after WWII. Property was purchased just off of the proposed Crosstown Expressway (now the Edsel B. Ford (I-94) Freeway), near Grand River.

        The facility was completed before that stretch of the expressway was constructed, and was originally located on Wabash Street, between Stanley and W. Kirby streets.

        The smaller-size Gilbert Terminal has always remained an all bus facility.
         
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