Local public transportation activist on NPR

By Patrick Dodson

Local activist Willie White, recently one of Metroland’s “Local Heroes“, was featured on NPR Morning Edition today for his efforts to bring a new bus route to the South End of Albany, specifically the steep and busy Morton Avenue.

“You would see seniors walking up the hill, trying to pull their shopping cart, just giving out and just stopping and sitting down,” White says. “And you would see wheelchairs that ran out of battery power trying to come up that hill.”

Read the article and listen to the segment here.

When not fighting for better transportation in the city, you can see White working with his organization AVillage to transform empty lots into community projects.

  • Patrick‚Äôs work has been published internationally, including on the front pages of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. After a 10-year career in journalism and marketing, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in public administration. He founded Albany Proper in 2012.