Transportation Riders United
  • Partial Success: Bus funding restored!
    House restored funding for local bus agencies, thanks to supporter outreach! But more work needed: funding could still be slashed for senior shuttles, rides to work, regional initiatives (including RTA!!), and more! Following a tidal wave of opposition from transit agencies and hundreds of transit supporters like you, the Michigan House of [ ... ]
  • My Transit Story: Inclusion is the Solution
    My story begins with the birth of a baby girl, Nicola. Diagnosed with autism, there are certain things she cannot muster, including driving. How will she get to school or work or visit friends when we, her parents, are no longer living? Will she be able to rely on Michigan's public transit? [ ... ]
  • Michigan Legislature trying to GUT transit, rail to fund roads!
    Balanced transportation investments? Ha! The Michigan House Transportation Appropriations committee passed a budget June 6 that would drastically gut many essential transportation investments in a vain attempt to fix the roads without any new investments. Tell them NO gutting transit for roads! These cuts could devastate bus riders like Beth who [ ... ]
  • My Transit Story: Walk the Walk
    A guest blog by TRU Board Member Nick Schroeck Back in 2010, I was living in Royal Oak and running a small environmental nonprofit and helping to start an environmental law clinic in Detroit. Being an advocate for green energy solutions, I figured that I should “walk the walk” by riding the bus. I would hop on the bus around 13 Mile and commute to [ ... ]
  • My Transit Story: All Roads Lead to Transit
    A guest blog by TRU Board Member Stephen Maiseloff Museum Station, Toronto, ON (May, 2019) New job. Long commute. Transit. Date night. Stay out late. Transit. Mistake. Probation. Transit. Rush hour. Parking lot. Transit. Sales up. Move downtown. Transit. Read, think. Clear your mind. Transit. Trip, fall. Get back up. Transit. All scenarios with [ ... ]