A new short documentary showcases the challenges of living in Winston-Salem without a vehicle.
The 11-minute film, called “Bus Stop Jobs,” focuses on a day in the life of bus rider Brittany Marshall.
Without a car, Marshall and her son rely solely on public transportation.
Filmmaker Diana Greene says commuting this way can be especially difficult for passengers who need to transfer buses, as wait times can be long.
“I think the problem with the transportation for people in the city probably isn't the cost – it's $1 and it hasn't changed since 1998– but I think the cost that's hidden is the time [involved] and the inability to move up the ladder because you can't take a job unless it's on the bus route,” she says.
The film was produced in collaboration with Winston-Salem State University's Center for the Study of Economic Mobility and will be screening at the Forsyth County Central Library Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Brittany Marshall will be in attendance as well as Dr. Craig Robertson of WSSU for a discussion after.