Starting out in Ferndale, Laura Joseph Lyons shows up at the 9 Mile and Woodward bus stop religiously every morning and takes the SMART bus down the Woodward corridor. She gets off at New Center where she walks the rest of the way to her job as a GIS analyst for Data Driven Detroit.
Lyons, a petite woman with long, brown hair, started riding the bus because she felt it was better for the environment, was cheaper, and it gave her some time back that she used to spend sitting in traffic.
“It gives me time to read while I'm commuting,” she says. “I think that mass transit is hugely important.”