Transportation Riders United
  • 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 [ ... ]
  • SMART Renewed in all 3 counties! (Barely)
    It’s official, SMART did win it’s renewal vote in all three counties! Thanks and congrats to everyone who supported this critical service! What? You didn’t know it was still a question? Oakland and Wayne County communities supported SMART with more than 70% support so their victory was clear election night. But in Macomb, the [ ... ]
  • TRU Inviting Intern Applications
    Do you support investing in great transit? Do you want to learn new skills and build your experience? Can you invest 10-15 hours a week to help build public support for public transit? Apply to intern with TRU this fall! TRU is accepting applications for: a Social & Digital Media Intern will develop and implement strategies to effectively [ ... ]
  • Regional Transit Update: A Success, Some Progress, but More Delays
    The battle for regional transit in southeast Michigan has been quite a roller coaster this spring, and this week more than most! Here’s a recap: 1) Success at the Oakland County Commission:  A bi-partisan majority of the Oakland County Commission signed on in support of letting the people decide on region-wide transit this November 2018! [ ... ]
  • Let’s Talk Transit! A Project to Build Public Support
    To improve our region's transit, we need to educate and engage more people than ever before. And 30 second ads won't cut it. So TRU is launching Let's Talk Transit to train passionate transit supporters to go talk with neighborhood associations, civic clubs, and other community groups, teaching them the truth about transit and learning how transit could best benefit their community.  We need your help to make it happen!