Transit Impact Stories

“I drive as little as possible”: Jeremy’s Transit Story

For a seasoned rider like Jeremy Whiting, talking about public transportation is an easy task. In fact, his New Years’ Resolution for 2019 was to use public transportation as often as he could. Jeremy frequently rides SMART buses, taking the 430 and 740 12 Mile routes from his home in Royal Oak to his job …

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Transit Resilience: Amanda’s Impact Story

Amanda Jaczkowski is a busy woman with places to be. Between working as a Child Nutrition Navigator for United Way, being a Wayne State graduate student, and maintaining active volunteerism, Amanda frequently travels across metro Detroit. And while used to primarily travel via car, a severe biking accident in 2017 left Amanda wheelchair-reliant, and requiring …

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How Has Transit Impacted Your Life?

Has public transit made a difference in your life? Has riding the bus saved you money you can better invest elsewhere? Or have you missed out on opportunities because of gaps and limitations in our transit systems? Tell us about it!! TRU is seeking Transit Impact Stories that share the real-life impact Detroit area transit …

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The bus gets Donald to work and beyond.

My Transit Story: Supporting Local Entrepreneurship

A guest blog from Transportation Riders United Board President, Donald Stuckey, a small business owner and lifelong transit rider As a photographer, I enjoy working with my clients in providing the images that they are asking for. This requires me to get around the region to local parks and other venues for these different photo …

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