Drivers are being heavily recruited by the department for the first time in years.
The city of Detroit is beginning to install cameras on 50 buses in an effort to halt the reports of violence.
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.
Wondering where your D-DOT bus is this morning? It’s just a text away.
D-DOT and SMART are getting some help via the Federal Transportation Administration’s State of Good Repair program.