Let It Rip: 'The Walking Man' and the issue with metro Detroit public transit

James Robertson, known as the "walking man" and two of his friends who helped tell his story.
Part 1: What's next for man who walks 21 miles a day

It's been an incredible week for James Robertson of Detroit.

He's the man who's been walking to work for years -- a round trip of about 21 miles. But now that his story has gone viral -- his life is about to change in a big way.

An online account set up for him has now raised more money -  $300,000 - than he's ever made. Will all that money change him? 

Robertson and  two strangers who've now become two of his best friends are on the panel.

Our panel:

James Robertson, known for walking 21 miles a day to work and back.

Blake Pollock, a banker who gave Robertson rides

Evan Leedy,  Wayne State University student who started the GoFundMe account to help James. 

Charlie Langton, FOX 2 legal analyst

Part 2: Metro Detroit's public transportation issues

James Robertson's commute to work inspired the nation but as inspiring as it is, it is also shines a frustrating light on metro Detroit's public transportation situation.

What about the thousands of other people, the working poor, who barely make enough to live.  What can we, what should we do for them?

Our panel:

Megan Owens, executive director of Tru Transportation Riders United

Andrew  "Rocky" Raczkowski, conservative analyst

Maureen Taylor, a longtime advocate for the working poor.

Let It Rip On The Road:

Langton takes to the show to the streets and asks what viewers think of metro Detroit's public transportation issues.


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