Advocacy

‘No more exclusions’: Chakusola Guinn

Chakusola Guinn is an Oakland County resident with something to say. Chakusola has been riding DDOT & SMART buses since 2004, and unfortunately has not always had the smoothest experiences. Chakusola lives in Royal Oak, finding SMART routes and the DDOT Woodward bus constraining. She is fed up with the gaps in Oakland service, and …

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“Ride smart!” – Tonika Williams

Tonika Williams first began regularly riding the bus and Lyft almost two years ago, and she highly recommends it. She has slashed her monthly transportation costs, while still getting everywhere she needs to go. And even better, Tonika has positive feedback for DDOT. Tonika first switched to the bus and Lyft while reevaluating her priorities. …

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Prescribing Transit: A Pharmacist Takes the Bus

Public transportation is not just for established residents in a particular community; it can also be used by new residents as they integrate into the neighborhood. Moving to a new city can be a headache, and having good public transportation eases those transitions for many, including pharmacist Michael Hilden. Although he currently lives in Grand …

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“I drive as little as possible”: Jeremy’s Transit Story

For a seasoned rider like Jeremy Whiting, talking about public transportation is an easy task. In fact, his New Years’ Resolution for 2019 was to use public transportation as often as he could. Jeremy frequently rides SMART buses, taking the 430 and 740 12 Mile routes from his home in Royal Oak to his job …

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