The Walking Man

Glen Stegman TC's picture

Just before Michigan resident James Robertson won the lottery, he used to walk 21-miles to and from work every single day. Robertson, known as “the Walking Man”, no longer fits his reputation anymore and actually purchased car to drive himself to work every day. Currently, he drives a 2015 Ford Taraus as he feels like that specific car is representative of himself in the fact that it’s simple, just like he is.

Detroit Traffic

Glen Stegman TC's picture

Detroit is rated the number 24 city in the country for having the worst traffic congestion. Furthermore, drivers in Detroit spend over 33.5 hours in traffic a year, resulting in over 6% of their time on the road is in traffic. Drivers often have many delays and are often late for important meetings, work, events, etc. because of how much traffic there is.

School Transportation

Jackie Tsontakis's picture

As we know from previous discussions in this class, Michigan has been struggling with education funding. With these struggles, comes the need to close down underperforming schools. A consequence of closing down schools is forcing parents to find a new school for their children to attend, which will likely be much further away from the initial school location. This leads to an issue when it comes to getting students to school, especially when their parents are working full time and might not have the means to pay for an alternate transportation method. 

Wayne State Student Sexually Assaulted by Uber Driver

Glen Stegman TC's picture

A 21-year-old female student from Wayne State University was picked up by a 29-year-old male uber driver at around 5:45pm during early September of 2017. The passenger was driven to a location nearby where the driver sexually assaulted her. Luckily, the passenger was able to escape the car when the driver had to stop at a stop sign. The driver turned himself in shortly after the incident and immediately lost access to the Uber platform. 

Uber USC

Glen Stegman TC's picture

Uber and Lyft are both easy and convenient ways for students to get around campus, but students often decide to turn to public forms of transportation instead because of the cost associated with these rideshare apps. Public transportation at the University of Michigan is free for all students, however, it is not the most ideal way for students to get around. Students often have to walk certain distances to get to one of the locations where the public transportation picks them up, and sometimes these walks can be very long and desolate.

The Walking Man

Glen Stegman TC's picture

Just before Michigan resident James Robertson won the lottery, he used to walk 21-miles to and from work every single day. Robertson, known as “the Walking Man”, no longer fits his reputation anymore and actually purchased car to drive himself to work every day. Currently, he drives a 2015 Ford Taraus as he feels like that specific car is representative of himself in the fact that it’s simple, just like he is.

Detroit Traffic

Glen Stegman TC's picture

Detroit is rated the number 24 city in the country for having the worst traffic congestion. Furthermore, drivers in Detroit spend over 33.5 hours in traffic a year, resulting in over 6% of their time on the road is in traffic. Drivers often have many delays and are often late for important meetings, work, events, etc. because of how much traffic there is.

School Transportation

Jackie Tsontakis's picture

As we know from previous discussions in this class, Michigan has been struggling with education funding. With these struggles, comes the need to close down underperforming schools. A consequence of closing down schools is forcing parents to find a new school for their children to attend, which will likely be much further away from the initial school location. This leads to an issue when it comes to getting students to school, especially when their parents are working full time and might not have the means to pay for an alternate transportation method. 

Wayne State Student Sexually Assaulted by Uber Driver

Glen Stegman TC's picture

A 21-year-old female student from Wayne State University was picked up by a 29-year-old male uber driver at around 5:45pm during early September of 2017. The passenger was driven to a location nearby where the driver sexually assaulted her. Luckily, the passenger was able to escape the car when the driver had to stop at a stop sign. The driver turned himself in shortly after the incident and immediately lost access to the Uber platform. 

Uber USC

Glen Stegman TC's picture

Uber and Lyft are both easy and convenient ways for students to get around campus, but students often decide to turn to public forms of transportation instead because of the cost associated with these rideshare apps. Public transportation at the University of Michigan is free for all students, however, it is not the most ideal way for students to get around. Students often have to walk certain distances to get to one of the locations where the public transportation picks them up, and sometimes these walks can be very long and desolate.

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