Wednesday, February 4, 2015
$31K-plus raised for man, 56, who walks 21 miles in commute
It said he's had perfect attendance at his job of over 12 years. The article says his commute is longer than his 8 hr shifts at the factory. WOW. I couldn't imagine. He has some serious dedication.
According to the article, it's 8 miles to work and 13 miles back, he takes different routes. The daily total is 21 miles.
He says walking was faster than taking the bus for the whole ride due to cutbacks in service. However, he does take the bus each day currently for part of the trip, in addition to the 21 miles of walking. Detroit to Rochester Hills is about 28 miles each way by car, so quite a bit is by bus. In a photo caption, it says his total daily commute takes 22 hours each day and he works 5 days a week. I think this must be a misprint and they are trying to say his commute plus his 8 hr work day adds up to 22 hrs. The photo shows him asleep on the bus, so that's where he sleeps apparently.
Article also notes that car insurance in Detroit is the highest in the US and averages $5000 a year.
Posted by Linda at Wednesday, February 04, 2015