June 8, 2012 – Good News in Detroit! – New buses will be seen around Detroit this weekend
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New buses will be seen around Detroit this weekend
Andy Didorosi’s Detroit Bus Company launches Friday to hit up the town’s hot spotsPublished On: Jun 08 2012 06:37:37 AM EDT
Young businessman Andy Didorosi from Ferndale launches his Detroit Bus Company Friday.
Didorosi bought and remodeled five school buses and he plans to put them in action.
The Detroit Bus Company aims to provide affordable transportation to all of Detroit’s hot spots in Greektown, downtwon, Corktown, Mexicantown, Woodbridge, Midtwon and Eastern Market. They will also stop at some of the city’s northern suburbs.
Buses will run from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
Day passes are only $5.
Now, this was no great surprise. Many a solution to our City’s transit issues came and went over the past decade. Budget cuts whittled away at the effectiveness of our current bus system while a raging financial crisis took away the very jobs we were trying to get to in the first place.
Those of us lucky enough to still be working in this town had our wages cut, our livelihoods shrunk smaller and smaller still. We, as a hardy City that’s been forged from steam and steel, could survive another disappointment following the big wallop of excitement that’s been building ever since they uttered the words, “light rail.”
We can, and will again, but this time enough is enough. It’s time this City had a transit system to be proud of; something to call our own. We took to arms, put our mettle on the line and started something right here, right now, to work towards bringing our City back to the shining example of innovation and connectivity it used to be.
We call it The Detroit Bus Company.