In the interest of fulfilling a key Detroit Department of Transportation objective to increase the number of buses providing service to Detroit commuters, the City of Detroit actively sought to significantly step up bus maintenance operations and hire more qualified fleet maintenance personnel. DDOT needed more diesel mechanics to make repairs and maintain the bus fleet. Detroit Employment and Solutions Corporation came to the aid of the on street mass transportation system and worked with DDOT to put 12 candidates through training at Wayne County Community College. All were offered positions with DDOT, and 11 accepted. Qamara Rasul was one of the 11, and the only female.