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.”
Police say the incident happened at Warren and Grandmont, near Southfield Freeway on the city’s west side.
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D-DOT and SMART are getting some help via the Federal Transportation Administration’s State of Good Repair program.
Waters says that a merger will not only save the city millions of dollars and increase ridership but will also insure that there will not be a need for an emergency financial manager.
A scary ride for a D-DOT bus driver in Detroit when his bus becomes the target of a drive-by shooting on the city’s west side.