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Bus drivers refuse to work in Detroit

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 1:00pm

No city buses were running in Detroit, Michigan Friday after drivers refused to go on their routes the day after a driver was involved in a physical altercation with passengers.

Dan Lijana, a spokesman for Mayor Dave Bing, said Detroit Department of Transportation drivers reported to work early Friday but refused to drive.

Lijana said the mayor's office believes it's in response to Thursday's altercation at downtown's Rosa Parks Transit Center.

Lijana said the mayor's office is working to address the drivers' concerns and hopes to get buses running later Friday.

He says the safety of passengers and drivers is a top priority.

When calling D-DOT, a recorded message said, "DDOT sincerely apologizes for extreme delays in service today. Matters are being undertaken to restore daily operational service. Again, we apologize for the situation."

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