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Entrepreneur Tackles Detroit Bus Crisis

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(credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A local businessman who says he’s fed up with “bad” bus service in Detroit is taking matters into his own hands.

The 26-year-old Andy Didorosi plans to open the Detroit Bus Company, a private company with three full-size school buses, later this month.

“There’s a large transit issue in the city and we’re simply tackling the issue from another direction,” said Didorosi. “We’re using our particular resources and expertise to try and solve the issue.”

Didorosi’s plan is to start rolling on two routes: First, the downtown Detroit loop, then work shuttles targeting Detroit neighborhoods that lack Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) service.

“We don’t have to cover the whole city, so we get to target where there’s real need, where certain routes have been cut out,” Didorosi said. “That’s what we can contribute. And, if it’s well-received and it takes off, then we’ll grow quickly.”

Didorosi said he’s using the buy-one-get-one model.  One $5 ride on the downtown Detroit loop will provide one free ride for a Detroiter going to work.

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