Transportation Riders United
  • Governor-Elect Whitmer’s Position on Transit
    Gretchen Whitmer will be sworn in as Michigan’s Governor on January 1, 2019.  What will that mean for transit? While she has not made transit a priority in the campaign, this administration is expected to be strong transit supporters. Lt. Gov-Elect Garlin Gilchrist is personally a bus rider who has spoken out in support of transit on [ ... ]
  • Accepting Applications for our Board of Directors!
    TRU is seeking passionate talented individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. Board members are brought together by a shared commitment to improving our local economy and quality of life through improved public transportation. Board member responsibilities include monthly meetings, ambassadorship for the organization, participation in TRU events, a significant contribution (individually determined), and a willingness to share time and talents for the common goal.
  • The most convenient, impactful way to support Detroit transit
    To enable TRU to fight for more and better transit, become a TRU's Sustainer - a supporter who makes monthly gifts that help us fight for great regional transit! Becoming a Transit Sustainer is the easiest way to support TRU – and the most cost effective. Your investment in transit advocacy is automatically deducted each month at the level you choose. Rather than spending time and money on solicitations, you allow us to focus on shaping the strongest transit system for everyone. Join today!
  • SMART Wants Your Input on Possible Changes
    SMART is embarking on a new planning process called the SMART Path plan to restructure their bus network. This yearlong process will shape changes to SMART’s system. Their website states, “The objective is to create the best possible transit network for SMART riders within SMART’s available budget.” To do this, they want to learn more about [ ... ]
  • New Mobility & Transit: Survey and Event
    Can new mobility complement transit to unlock universal, affordable access? Join us for an expert panel discussion and Q&A on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at TechTown Detroit. We're bringing in some of the area's top new mobility experts to ask them. Everyone is welcome - bring your questions! An RSVP and $20 donation are requested.