Ken Lewis grew up on the island of Grenada, and witnessed the progressive aftermath of its 1979 revolution. “I remember the power of cooperatives, people getting land, turning places that were barren into productive places,” he says. That image stayed with him after he moved to New York City for grad school and started driving a taxi on the side. Now, several decades later, Lewis is finally getting a chance to put the power of cooperatives into practice, in service of the drivers he worked with for so long. He is one of three cofounders of The Drivers Cooperative (TDC), which aims to realize a long-held dream of socially conscious New Yorkers in a hurry: a ridesharing app that you can feel good about.
Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren't going to work without safety precautions. A city worker is cleaning at the end of the line. Photo: Jim West / jimwestphoto.com. Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren't going to work without safety precautions. Bus service was canceled throughout the city because of “the driver shortage,” as city officials put it.