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Public Transit in the Age of Coronavirus

How are transit riders and transit services being impacted by coronavirus? Here’s a Detroit-area summary. Stay home if you can! As the experts say, if you can stay home, stay home! Avoid non-essential travel, whether on the bus or other modes. Since people can carry the coronavirus for several days without any symptoms, that’s the …

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Internships to improve Detroit Transit!

Do you care about improving transit in metro Detroit? Do you want hands-on experience building the public support transit needs? Can you dedicate 10-25 hours a week for a few months to fighting for more and better transit? Then TRU internships might be right for you! TRU has summer internship openings for students interested in making …

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Kristen in her power wheelchair working at the TRU office

TRU Leader Responds to North Oakland Transit Opposition

Some people claim north Oakland won’t benefit from regional transit. Who better than someone who grew up in north Oakland unable to drive to show why they’re wrong! TRU Board Member Kristen Milefchik countered a misleading Oakland Press article with both personal experience and powerful facts. Since The Oakland Press limits free access, quotes from …

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Myth-busting 3-County Transit

Last month, leaders from Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties came together to affirm their commitment to improving and expanding transit throughout their communities. They committed to work together to get a coordinated regional transit funding measure on the November 2020 ballot. Despite a great deal of excitement around this news, many questions quickly arose. Here’s …

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Reframing our Mission

For most of TRU’s 20 year history, our mission statement remained the same.
After several months of consideration and consultation, TRU’s Board of Directors adopted this new mission statement:

TRU believes everyone should be able to get where they need to go. We educate, mobilize, and advocate for more and better public transit and other affordable mobility options throughout metro Detroit.