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Survey: Art in the Stations

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1987
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Mass Transportation Entity
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
Over $1,000,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Our Mission The Mission of the Detroit Transportation Corporation, is to provide safe, reliable, efficient and accessible rail transportation services that will serve to enhance business development and quality of life functions in Detroit by augmenting pedestrian travel and by supporting both private conveyances and other modes of public transportation.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
http://www.thepeoplemover.com/Overview.id.26.htm
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Company Profile The Detroit Transportation Corporation, City of Detroit, is owner and operator of the Detroit People Mover. The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single track loop in Detroit’s central business district. The system provides connections between the courts and administrative offices of several levels of government, sports 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 can be traversed unimpeded by outside elements. Normal weekday operating hours are 6:30 am to 11 pm, with an extension to midnight on Friday. Weekend hours are 9 am to midnight on Saturday and 12 noon to 8 pm on Sunday. Early openings and extensions of evening hours are provided to accommodate sports events, major conventions and other special events taking place in the central business district. Round trip on the system is approximately 15 minutes and headway range from 3 to 4 minutes. Average dwell at each station is 20 seconds. The DTC fleet consists of twelve driverless vehicles that are fully automated and computer controlled. The vehicles are each powered by a linear induction motor that can provide a maximum velocity of 56mph. All vehicles and stations are handicapped accessible and each vehicle has two wheelchair securement positions. Vehicles are also equipped with a climate control system that provides maximum passenger comfort from outside temperatures that can have a seasonal range from sub-zero to 100 plus degrees. People Mover fare is $.50 and can be paid by U.S. coins, People Mover tokens and by monthly, semi-annual, annual and special event passes. All stations are equipped with automatic turnstiles and disability accessible gates. Persons certified as disabled, Medicare card holders and the elderly are eligible for discounted (50%) passes and tokens.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.thepeoplemover.com/Overview.id.26.htm
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
History The Downtown Detroit People Mover Art Commission (Also Called Art in the Stations) was created to incorporate major works of art into the 13 stations of The People Mover. The Art Commission worked with a cross-section of the community as volunteers, to select art, commission work, finance acquisitions and arrange presentation in the stations. Regional, national and international artists wer invited to create proposals for each station with tile, mosaic and other durable materials given preference. Fifteen artists, nine of whom are from Michigan, were selected to bring their designs to life in the stations of the Detroit People Mover.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.thepeoplemover.com/Art-in-Stations.id.4.htm
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Irene Walt, Chairperson
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Hon. Judge Damon J. Keith
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Andrew & Gayle Camden
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Shahida Mausi
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Yes
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
Yes
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Drain on Existing Staff Time
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
No
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Home / Office of the Chairperson
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
survey_field_49: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Scholarly or documentary purposes.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Exhibition or Production Files
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Slides
Photographs
Videotapes
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials - Please describe below.
Other:: 
Press kit.
11d. Printed Publications: 
Brochures
Commercially Published Materials
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Mock-Ups / Models / Prototypes
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1980-1989
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
1 - 10
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
----
or: 
I can’t access the material to determine this
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
Yes
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Other
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Part-Time Archivist
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
No System
We are not currently processing new material
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Standard office heating / air conditioning / humidity controls running 24 hours / 7 days
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
evaluate condition of historical materials
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
space issues, other priorities, staffing
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Further acceptance as a notalble public art collection
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
awareness
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
sustained maintenance
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$7,001 - $10,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$20,001 - $25,000
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
No
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
Local resources for conservation of public use spaces.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Detroit Transportation Corporation
Who executed this survey.: 
Ericka Alexander, Marketing Specialist
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes