The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has awarded $450,000 to a former suburban Detroit bus system employee of Iraqi descent who claimed a co-worker made ethnic slurs against him.
Another community has decided to opt out of the SMART transit system.
Southeast Michigan’s regional bus system that serves about 40,000 people daily plans to cut services by 22 percent later this year and lay off more than 120 employees.
Clinton Township Police say a 20-year-old man was hit by a car and killed Thursday afternoon when he attempted to cross the street after getting off a bus.
Dozens of women, babies and dads staged a “nurse-in” outside the SMART Bus Terminal in Troy Friday, in support of a mother who was kicked off a bus for breastfeeding her newborn son.
The SMART bus system is appealing a court order that could force it to accept ads from an organization trying to convince Muslims to leave Islam.
It could have been worse, but still cuts are on the horizon for the SMART transit system, despite of a millage renewal passed Tuesday.