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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 Representatives amended their …

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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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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! Public transit provides a critical lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who …

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