Baltimore Bike Share company hires local vets

Posted at 6:50 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 18:50:01-05

Jim Duffney, CEO of Corps Logistics, helps to run and maintain Baltimore's Bike Share program. 

The bike sharing entity can be found throughout the city. The bikes are pedal assisted bikes, with an electric motor. By May, there will be 500 bikes at 50 station around the city. 

Duffney is helping veterans who have found themselves on bad times get in better shape. 

"What started  as to give jobs to veterans has actually morphed into something even greater and what we do here in Baltimore is we help homeless veterans," he said. 

Duffney gets his worked form the Baltimore Station. It helps transition homeless veterans that may be dealing with substance or alcohol abuse get back into society. To help them get back on their feet, Duffney provides a place to work. 

He operates his business just like the military. 

"We don't know race, we don't know gender and we don't know age," Duffney said. "We know soldiers, airman, marines who are good or bad. So these guys that come on board, they're doing a good job and are making a difference."

One of those guys making a difference is Ivan Baylor. 

"I've been clean and sober for almost a year now and it's beautiful," he said.

Baltimore Bike Share has been in operation since October and so far people have ridden these bikes more than 8,000 miles throughout the city. 

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