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The New Mayor Making a Point to Ride the Bus

File under: acts of political courage.
January 25, 2018, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Angie Schmitt shares news of the new mayor of Toledo, Wade Kapszukiewicz, who has spent the early weeks of his administration taking the bus to work.

"Kapszukiewicz has pledged to commute by bus one day a week," according to Schmitt, "a practice that has attracted the attention of local media and inspired some online fandom."

In addition to sharing the news of this rare behavior from an elected official, Schmitt also scores an interview with Mayor Kapszukiewicz, who discusses his reasons for taking the bus, about why public transit is good for him and the city, and how his transportation habits could help inspire change in the city.

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Published on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Streetsblog USA
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