Va. state Senator David Marsden, D-Burke, and other community leaders tagged along for the grueling commutes of some low-income residents in the Washington region Tuesday morning.
Marsden shadowed single mother Makeiah Butler, an Alexandria resident, as she walked and took two bus rides, one of them 40 minutes long, to her doctor’s appointment and workplace.
Other non-profit and business leaders shadowed disadvantaged residents in Germantown, Kensington and Hyattsville.
They were scheduled to meet for lunch to discuss the difficulty of the commutes and transportation solutions.
The event is sponsored by Vehicles for Change, a non-profit that donates cars to help people find and keep jobs.