Dealing with budget shortfalls, cuts to the Detroit Department of Transportation include laying off bus drivers, mechanics and cutting bus routes.Detroit is a struggling city as we know. How can they afford to get these new vehicles and yet be forced to reduce services that people depend on. Especially public transportation that can get people to where they want to be.
How is it then that DDOT directors get to drive home brand new hybrid SUV's and have the insurance and gas paid for them?
How is that DDOT employees 1300 people, but only 700 of them are drivers or mechanics, what do the rest of the employees do?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
virtual trip to Detroit with a hat-tip to Instapundit for this story.