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New Oakland Executive’s Take on Transit

With a new Executive in Oakland County for the first time in two decades, many people are wondering what comes next. Among his busy week, new Executive Dave Coulter spoke with the Oakland Press, sharing some important insights on his views of and plans for regional transit. He believes Metro Detroit “desperately needs” a “comprehensive …

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Major Changes Coming for Oakland County, and Possibly for Regional Transit

After decades of dominating regional politics in southeast Michigan, L. Brooks Patterson died August 3. For 26 years, L. Brooks Patterson was Oakland County Executive, focusing on fiscal discipline, “business attraction,” and “local control.” He was extremely proud of the county’s many years of AAA bond ratings and balanced budgets. (He was also well known …

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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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