Drivers are being heavily recruited by the department for the first time in years.
Detroit’s bus system is looking to hire a number of qualified mechanics and bus drivers to fill several open positions.
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.