by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — On Day 29 of a nationwide journey, William Freedman, a freelance journalist and author from Long Island, New York, arrived in Wellington to ride the W.A.L.T. (Wellington Area Local Transit) bus to the Oklahoma border.
Freedman left Long Island on Oct. 19 in order to be the first person to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean using only local public transportation.
“As a journalist, I want to draw attention to the current state of public transit and its potential,” Freedman said.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Freedman has a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Cox University. He has worked for Rodale Press, the Ft. Lauderdale Sentinel, Chemical Week magazine, which were all staff positions, and also has a pretty long list of freelance clients. One can read some of his work at freedominfreelance.wordpress.com