Noah Adams, NPR
Marzs Mata waits for the third and final bus of her three-hour commute home from her job in the suburbs to downtown Detroit.
NPR's Noah Adams reports from Detroit, Mich., the last stop on a driving trip north on I-75 that began two weeks earlier in Knoxville, Tenn.
Adams talks with Marzs Mata, who works for ComCast customer service in a Detroit suburb, commuting by bus from the southwest part of downtown.
Adams goes along for her bus ride home — a three-bus, almost three-hour ordeal. Mata doesn't have a car, can't afford to live near her job, and spends about five hours a day getting to and from work.