DDOT Bus Drivers Demand Police Protection During City Hall Rally
September 17th, 2013, 11:55 AM
DDOT bus drivers rallied outside the Coleman Young building this morning, demanding greater security on the city's often overcrowded buses.
Detroit Free Press: Fred Westbrook, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26, said the rally is also being organized to let riders know drivers are just as frustrated about crowded buses, buses running late and the lack of police protection. He said drivers hope the rally inspires Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to take steps to improve safety.
Drivers also want the city to improve service and reliability because many incidents between drivers and riders stem from late arriving buses.
DDOT operates 36 routes and serves roughly 77,000 riders daily.