What can be done to improve public transit in Metro Detroit?

With gas prices high, people are looking for other ways to get around town.

With the high cost of gas -- and even to buy a new or used car -- getting around has become more expensive. So what about public transit?

In Metro Detroit, between SMART Bus and DDOT bus routes, there are 95 stops, not to mention the 132 stops that can get you from Windsor to Ann Arbor.

So why aren’t more people using public transportation -- and what can we do to make it better? Local 4′s Grant Hermes reports -- watch his full video report in the player above.

Related: Can you save money using public transit in Metro Detroit?

Also see: Hank Winchester: With gas prices so high, I tried riding the bus. Here’s how it went


About the Authors:

Grant comes to Local 4 from Oklahoma City. He joins the news team as co-anchor of Local 4 News Today weekend mornings and is a general assignment reporter.

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.