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Video:First He Got Furious When His Neighbors Couldn't Get To Work -- Then Did Something Marvelous About It


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JL
- 391 days ago - upworthy.com
Ray Flores When Detroit failed to deliver a light-rail line that would have connected the city to the suburbs, a young entrepreneur took the initiative to dream big for the city he loves.



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Terry V. (30)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 6:30 pm
WOW!!! THANKS
 

Bill and Katie D. (77)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 7:11 pm
Great Video!! We wish him All the Best!!
Thank You JLA
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 7:15 pm
You are welcome Terry, Bill and Katie.
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Marianne B. (113)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 8:42 pm
wish he gave more info. saw 3 buses, but how many are there? sign said tip" the driver, but no mention of a fare. this young man is an assett to the city he lives in and loves....need more like him. thanks for sharing.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:00 pm
http://thedetroitbus.com/

Has more information about the service
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:19 pm
Here's a young man found a need and filled it - and I do agree this probably wouldn't have worked in most other cities. Did have a difficult time because of the skips in the video - my computer?
Noted with thanks.
 

Lydia S. (172)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:54 pm
Excellent post !
Thanks so much .
 

cathie S. (154)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 10:55 pm
OMG AMAZING THIS YOUNG MAN HAS GOT IT GOING ON I wish more young people would do things like this so cool.
Noted n shared thank this was a good story love the buses they look like rolling Art
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:35 am
Thank you Ray.
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:28 am
This young man is an extremely special person.
Great post!!!!

TY...
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:59 am

Slowly people are beginning to see that Detroit does still offering opportunity and for some creative minds a new way of developing and looking at business possibilities. Congratulations, to a motivated young man, this is just what Detroit and the United States needs, fresh ideas from bright young minds. Thanks J L
 

JL A. (275)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:29 am
You are Welcome GGma, Lydia, Cathie, Prima and Kit.
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Deborah W. (6)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:03 pm
How smart is this ... when you can't find a job -- or only unsuitable employment -- create your own (within the law, robbery unacceptable).

Hope some of our best and bright, temporarily unemployed, consider using their gifts to regenerate a once-proud city back to its original standing ... only takes a spark to start a wildfire.
 

Jamie Clemons (279)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:22 pm
Great idea, but still no substitute for a rail system. The sad thing is that this is the norm in America. Public transportation fails to meet most peoples needs.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:40 pm
The Corporate world has left many people behind. If young people such as himself can fill a void and earn a real living by doing so, more power to him. I'd like him to finish the process and be using non fossil fuels to run those very colorful buses.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:28 pm
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Jeremy S. (2)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:51 pm
It's sad Detroit had to let a private bus operator tale over operations there. I still think such things are best handled by the government--and yes, I know Congress's sequester meant cities had to make cuts, but bus systems are still less expensive, and safer, when not run by profit-driven organizations.

At least, that's my view on it.
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:52 pm
Despite my last comment, I respect him for his seeing a need and having the guts to go and fulfill it rather than waiting around for someone else to take care of it.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:01 pm
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Lona Goudswaard (70)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 5:21 am
Great initiative, Kudos to this young man. Hope he keeps going and the big companies don't get their claws into him after he has done all the hard work. If the competition becomes to much, they'll try to buy him out and the people are left with nothing again.
 

Keith H. (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 5:45 am
Thank you.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 5:52 am
Thank you.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 8:12 am
You are welcome Keith and Shanti
 
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