Apr 23, 2024 - News

Transit during the draft

The QLine with an NFL Draft-themed wrap.

The QLine with an NFL Draft-themed wrap. Photo: Courtesy of the QLine

With thousands of people heading downtown, public transit is a worthwhile option for getting to and around the draft.

The big picture: It's going to be wild — plan ahead.

Street parking will be prohibited in much of the central business district to allow space for police or emergency responders, the city said in a news release.

QLine: The free streetcar plans to operate at a higher frequency during the draft. It runs 8am-midnight Thursday through Saturday.

  • The route will be shorter, with its south end at Sproat Street by Little Ceasars Arena instead of going all the way downtown. From there, visitors can walk or use the People Mover.

Visitors can also park for $5 per vehicle at these locations and ride the QLine down from there:

  • WSU Lot 12: Harper and Woodward, near the Amsterdam station
  • New Center Garage: 116 Lothrop, near the Grand Boulevard station
  • Cass Garage: 6540 Cass Ave., near the Baltimore station
  • John R & Piquette: 6230 John R, near the Amsterdam station

People Mover: From 7am Thursday through midnight Sunday, the circular rail system with 13 stops will run 24 hours a day. Cars should come every five minutes at most.

  • Rides are free through the end of the year.

Local buses, fan shuttles and other transit options


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