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Help Shape New Regional Transit Priorities!

Everyone knows southeast Michigan needs regional transit improvements (well, nearly everyone). The big debate is what those changes should be, what should be prioritized first, and how to pay for them. The RTA is updating the region’s transit priorities and wants to hear from you! Since the narrow ballot loss in 2016, the Regional Transit …

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TRU staff, supporters, and DDOT staff pose in front of a new, green bus that says SHOE TERMINAL on its destination sign. Everyone is smiling.

What We Learned Touring DDOT’s Shoemaker Terminal

On June 18, DDOT generously hosted a group of TRU members for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Shoemaker Terminal, DDOT’s bus facility on the East Side. This was a Member Appreciation Event for TRU supporters. And it was delightful. We started out at DDOT’s state-of-the-art bus driver training facility. The classroom there features real, physical …

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Could a Road Funding Boost be a Big Win for Transit too?

We’ve all heard it endlessly for the past year and longer: “Fix the damn roads!!” Governor Whitmer is committed to doing just that, with no dodges, slight-of-hand, or gimmicks. Fixing Michigan’s roads will cost $2.5 billion, so she’s proposed a 45-cent gas tax increase to achieve that, while also moving education funds back to education …

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Could a Road Funding Boost be a Big Win for Transit too?

We’ve all heard it endlessly for the past year and longer: “Fix the damn roads!!” Governor Whitmer is committed to doing just that, with no dodges, slight-of-hand, or gimmicks. Fixing Michigan’s roads will cost $2.5 billion, so she’s proposed a 45-cent gas tax increase to achieve that, while also moving education funds back to education …

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