Transportation Riders United

Mission

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Mission

Our mission is to improve and promote transit throughout greater Detroit in order to:

  • restore urban vitality,
  • ensure transportation equity, and
  • improve quality of life.

TRU believes the Detroit region needs a balanced transportation network because transportation investments shape our future.

Vision

All people in greater Detroit will have reliable, safe, and affordable access to the places they live, work, shop, and play through a high-quality transit system.

An integrated network of buses, trains, bike routes, and other transportation options will seamlessly connect our cities, region, and beyond.

This system will foster attractive livable neighborhoods, enhance business opportunities and improve the environmental quality of the region.

Values

  • TRU is dedicated to serving the public’s best interest. We are part of the community and work on behalf of the community.
  • TRU works hard because we are confident that we can make a difference over the long-term. We are results-oriented and mission-driven.
  • TRU believes in collaboration and teamwork. We seek to engage new and diverse partners and supporters.
  • TRU is committed to providing trustworthy information and to making well- reasoned, evidence-based decisions.
  • TRU values openness and respectful candor. We strive to always act with honesty and integrity.

Regional Transit Update: A Success, Some Progress, but More Delays

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 o[...]
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Act now to demand regional leaders Let The People Vote!

Should two men be able to veto transit for 4 million people? That’s what Oakland County Exec Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Exec Mark Hackel are trying to do. They say that voters in their counties don’t want expanded regional transit, that SMART provides everything they need, and that the RTA [...]