Detroit is ending early morning bus service as part of an effort to cut about $11 million in costs and improve the city’s problematic public transportation system.
Members of Transportation Riders United said they were locked out of Mayor Dave Bing’s office when they tried to deliver a Valentine’s Day message.
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.
It’s part of a plan unveiled Monday morning by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s administration to get more buses on city streets within the next 90 days.
The buses are rolling again in Detroit thanks to an agreement between Mayor Dave Bing, police and the union.
People who catch the bus in Detroit may be waiting a while Friday morning. About 100 Detroit Department of Transportation bus drivers are at work, but are refusing to drive their buses.
Detroiters rallying Monday at the Rosa Parks Transit Center called on Mayor Dave Bing to improve D-DOT bus service in the Motor City.
Saying the up to three-hour waits at Detroit bus stops are too much, Bing said the problem will be resolved within the next 30 days.
Programs are now in effect that work to provide kids safe routes to and from school, as well as keeping students in the educational system instead of expelling them.