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 [ ... ]
  • 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.
  • Thanks for a great Inaugural Edition of Transit on Tap!
    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our inaugural Transit on Tap!  It was a bit of an experiment to see if people wanted to get together and talk casually about transit over drinks. Based on the more than 50 people who attended, we’ll take that as a yes!! It was great to see so many old TRU friends AND new faces, all excited about [ ... ]
  • A Black dad and son looking at each other on a bus.DDOT’s Proposed New Fares: An Explainer
    DDOT and SMART are proposing a revolution in the ways in which you pay for the bus! What would this mean for you? Here’s what you need to know: Proposed Fare Changes Eliminate transfer fees – Instead of paying $1.50 and adding a charge for a transfer and/or return trip, you’d pay $2 for unlimited rides for 4-hours. Ride all you want [ ... ]