Monday, July 02, 2012

Detroit's Vermin Infested Buses

If you needed another reason to avoid the Democratic Party's premier garden spot, here it is.
The union representing Detroit's bus drivers has reportedly asked local lawmakers to put pressure on the transit agency to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.

The Detroit News reports that roughly 50 Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) drivers have said they've seen bedbugs on buses, and some have been bitten within the past year, according to 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 that month saying any infested bus would be cleaned.

The amount of bedbugs the crew has found so far in the cleaning process isn't unusual for a service with an average of 100,000 riders each day, Freeland told the newspaper.


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