In Detroit, You Can Wait 3 Hours for a Bus

Saturday, May 05, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Willy Kendricks waits for a bus in Detroit (photo:

How long would you be prepared to wait for a bus? Ten minutes – maybe twenty. Try three hours. Here in Motor City, for the many thousands of people here who don’t have a car, and that’s about a third, getting from A to B is proving almost impossible.

Some riders say the poor service has cost them their jobs, others are having to drop classes because they can't get where they need to go. Yet, Mayor Dave Bing says he’ll do "whatever it takes" to fix the problem. So far, no dice.

WDET reporter Quinn Kleinfelter talks to The Takeway about getting around the Motor City when you don't own a motor yourself.


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