City busing system monitoring complaints of speeding buses - WNEM TV 5

City busing system monitoring complaints of speeding buses

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Folks who live on Kleinpell Street constantly complain that MTA buses go too fast. 

MTA officials have told drivers they need to go a certain speed on this roadway.

"We tell our drivers that when you're in a residential areas like Kleinpell we expect them to go through there at a very slow speed,” said Ed Benning, Flint MTA. “It is a residential neighborhood therefore the speed limit normally is 25, we ask the drivers to keep the speed below 20 mph when going through." 

TV5 clocked a bus going 26 mph and took our tough questions to MTA.

"Well, we'll go out, we'll be monitoring the drivers, we already have, once we receive a complaint we actually have staff that have been monitoring the neighborhood," Benning said. "If we have somebody going 26 miles an hour we can monitor that, find out who it is and make sure they understand that we're not going to drive 26 miles per hour through that neighborhood."

Benning said bus traffic has also picked up recently in the neighborhood due to a health clinic opening at the end of the street. 

"Safety is our top priority," Benning said.

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