The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Go Green!

Apr 13, 2015

Last week at the RenCen Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan had vendors come to promote green living by car pooling and using other forms of transportation for the commute to work. SMART had information about SMART passes and bus routes. Detroit Department of Transportation had info on bus routes as well. Years ago a person could set their watch by the DDOT buses. Today you’re lucky if one shows up within half an hour of its scheduled time.

DDOT would be a wonderful mode of transportation if it was reliable and safe. It used to be, and if the powers-that-be wanted it, DDOT could be safe and reliable again. Detroit’s work force needs reliable and safe public transportation.