Transportation Riders United
  • New Mobility & Transit: Panel Discussion and Q&A
    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 [ ... ]
  • Wayne State Offers Free One-Month Bus Passes for Students
    Have you heard? Wayne State is offering students free bus passes! Okay so it’s only for October and only for the first 1,000 students, but it’s a huge step for encouraging students to ride transit. Bravo to Wayne State for doing this and for DDOT and SMART for supporting it! Passes are available on a first come, first served basis [ ... ]
  • Surprising Success: Fall 2018 Update
     Sometimes success comes in unexpected ways. Transit is improving. It may not always feel like change is happening and it’s not yet enough, but improvements should be celebrated! When we worked in 2015 with the RTA to develop a Regional Transit Plan, we asked our members their priorities for improved and expanded transit. We heard: Seamless, not [ ... ]