Detroit Bus Company Bussed Voters to Polls, Free

BTL Staff
By | 2018-11-14T16:16:30-04:00 November 14th, 2018|Election 2018, Michigan, News|

The Detroit Bus Company donated busses and organized volunteers to give free rides to the polls last Tuesday to anyone who needed one throughout Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
“Detroit hasn’t had great voter turnout in prior elections and we are transit people, so we decided to try to use our super power to get people out to the polls and make a change,” said Andy Didorosi, the Detroit Bus Company’s founder. “Our goal today was to get everybody a quick and efficient and safe ride.”
Didorosi said he planned to continue the effort in upcoming election years.
“I think we’re giving about 50 rides today, which for our first year doing this is really awesome,” he said. “This has so far been a perfect first year for us.”
LGBT community activist and Ferndale Pride Event Chair Julia Music provided snacks for the all the riders and helped out as needed.
“As a queer person, I thought it was important to vote absentee so I could help get people out to the polls, especially with the issues beings so extreme,” Music said. “I wanted to do something to make it easier for people and I know that Andy launches projects with integrity so I wanted to help him with this project.”

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