Get off the Bus: Inside Detroit’s Bus Driver Crisis

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  • Crack on the Bus
  • WWE or a Detroit Bus?
  • Enough Is Enough
  • Bleached on the Job
  • What Now?
  • Save Our Buses
  • Motor Industry Fails, But Bailout Misses Detroit
  • Bankrupt: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures
  • Motor City Morale Leads to High Crime
  • DDOT Suffers

Enough Is Enough

By October, at least eight DDOT drivers had been hospitalized in a six-month period and drivers were sick of it. More than 100 drivers called out sick on Oct. 21 to rally at Detroit City Hall, forcing the city to cancel bus service. Drivers demanded that cameras be installed on buses to help provide security. Before budget cuts, the police units used to patrol buses.

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