Insurance to Cost $10K per Bus Annually for Private Detroit Bus Line

April 9, 2012

A young entrepreneur from the suburbs is planning to start a private bus line in downtown Detroit, Mich.

The Detroit News reports Andy Didorosi is set to open the Detroit Bus Co., a private company with three full-size school buses.

The 25-year-old Ferndale resident says he’s invested $10,000, and insurance will cost another $10,000 per bus per year.

His plan comes as frustrations linger over city buses running late or not at all.

Didorosi’s first bus will launch the last week of April, and the other two will follow.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26 President Henry Gaffney says city service could be better, but he’s not a fan of a private citizen tackling the issue.

Gaffney says Didorosi doesn’t really know what he’s doing.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Bluemax says:
    Let's ask Gaffney [union] why they/him are not a fan of a private citizen competing against the union driver operated bus line. Just maybe the cost of insurance includes expec... read more
  • April 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    reality bites says:
    Invested $10,000 already? For three school buses? And does that investment include other overhead, payroll etc? Is this an indication of how cheap things are in Detroit? N... read more
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