Taking The Bus
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Posted on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 07:49:18 AM EST
Tags: Imported From Detroit, Hitchin a ride, Exodus, National exposure, Michigan, Detroit, Obituary, Corruption, Debt, Parasites, Shining City, Fur Trading Post, 1701, 2011 RIP, Rick Snyder, Light Rail boondoggles, Roger Penske M-1 rail boondoggle, Billionaire Welfare (all tags)
via The Detroit News
The union representing Detroit's bus drivers has asked the City Council to put pressure on the transit agency to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.
About 50 Detroit Department of Transportation drivers have reported seeing the bugs on buses, and some have been bitten within the past year, said Henry Gaffney, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26.
After receiving a letter from Gaffney in May, DDOT chief executive Ron Freeland said Thursday he asked a maintenance crew to investigate and sent a letter to the union later in the month saying any infested bus would be cleaned.
Their bites affect people similarly to that of a mosquito, said Erik Foster, medical entomologist for the state Department of Community Health.
"Bedbugs have been found in public transit, school buses, public buses, airplanes," Foster said.
Rest here. Photo here.
Can't say that I blame any form of civilization for trying to leave Detoilet.