Detroit buses are back on the road Tuesday after a “sickout” shutdown the city’s transit system.
“I need 180 bus drivers for peak A.M. service delivery and 175 of them called in sick today.”
A bus driver sickout appears to be unfolding within the Detroit Department of Transportation, as several buses aren’t running, leaving riders scrambling.
Westbrook says that despite a rally just last month another is needed because Detroit city leaders haven’t done anything to help the problem.
“They get on the buses and they’re irate — and they’re taking it out on each other.”
A Detroit Department of Transportation bus rider says she was attacked by an out-of-control bus driver.
School was canceled Wednesday for students in Walled Lake following a mass sickout by bus drivers.
Detroit bus riders are getting a little something extra with their ticket — an appeal from drivers who want support as they fight for their jobs.
WWJ’s Stephanie Davis reports this is part of the 1,000 layoffs that Mayor Dave Bing announced last fall.
Mayor Dave Bing honored a group of bus drivers Wednesday morning for their help in reducing damage during a fire at a DDOT terminal last week.