Phillip Summers quit his public health research job to become a bus driver.
Includes podcasts and the video “Bus Stop Jobs”
“As a bus rider with a background in public health, I knew the bus was a community asset. As a bus driver, what I learned was the extent to which the bus knits together the social fabric of marginalized communities and has tremendous potential to promote health equity. What was analysis, reading articles, and research turned into a daily witnessing of the power of public transportation from the driver’s seat of a bus. I learned the movement patterns of the city. I saw how the bus moves people to community gardens, grocery stores, work, school, and healthcare. I saw how public transportation knits the community together.”
Read the article in the Winston-Salem Journal HERE.