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Drivers Wanted: Time to Fix DDOT and SMART’s Operator Shortfall

Metro Detroit’s public transit systems, long hampered by inadequate public funding, are facing a new crisis: not enough bus drivers. The result? Drastically reduced service for riders. To fix this emergency, TRU is urging our transit agencies to take action! Sign our petition here to urge SMART to negotiate a competitive contract with its operators. …

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Despite COVID Decline, DDOT Remains in Crisis!

“Average Weekday Pull out PM: 65%” It sounds neutral enough, until you know what it means: Every day, many scheduled buses aren’t operating and riders are left stranded. During April and May, 3 out of every 10 buses that were supposed to pull out of the bus garage each afternoon didn’t. That means 3 out …

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DDOT bus service restarts, following 3 days without buses!

Friday morning, October 2nd, DDOT drivers stopped working and refused to drive again until the City improves driver safety. This Detroit bus stoppage really hurt riders – tens of thousands of people who depend on DDOT buses were left stranded for three days, before they finally worked out a deal and service restarted early Monday …

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