After watching an elderly woman forced to stand while waiting for a bus, an idea popped in to Charles Molnar's mind: How about putting park benches at bus stops throughout the city where seating is lacking?
But that idea became even more creative.
Armed with a sander and reclaimed wood from demolished homes, Molnar recruited several students from the Detroit Enterprise Academy to help him create a bench than can seat a half-dozen riders, equipped with a bookshelf to hold reading material to help pass the time for riders as they wait.
Several nails and wooden boards later, the first bench was placed at a Detroit bus stop Thursday afternoon.
But it might not be there for long.