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Youth Transit Alliance: Detroit’s Alternative Transportation Plan in Jeopardy

I think folks want the service, the kids need it, everybody supports it. But when it comes down to putting in your credit card number, it’s a little bit of a different story.”

-Andy Didorosi

Skidmore Studios / Courtesy of the Youth Transit Alliance

There are thousands of kids in Detroit Public Schools who have access to numerous after-school programs, but getting students to and from those programs is a challenge for many families. The Skillman Foundation reached out to a private tour business called the Detroit Bus Company two years ago in an effort to solve the conundrum.

The result is the Youth Transit Alliance, a pilot program has been in running in southwest Detroit. However, Andy Didirosi, founder of the YTA, tells WDET’s Travis Wright the service doesn’t have funds to continue operating much longer. 

Image credit: Skidmore Studios / Courtesy of the Youth Transit Alliance

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Travis Wright

Host, CultureShift

Bringing a voice balanced by humble humor and clever cultural insight to WDET’s afternoon airwaves.

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