Get Involved

Interested in helping TRU make great transit a reality in metro Detroit? 

DONATE to support great transit

TRU is an independent community-supported not-for-profit organization. Our work is only possible thanks to transit supporters who donate what they can. Whether $5 or $5,000, your support, please give today!

And bonus – everyone who donates to TRU becomes a member and is eligible for member benefits, like members-only updates and events. 

Stay updated through out email list

TRU’s email list is a great way to keep informed on top transit news, events, opportunities, and more. And don’t worry, we never sell our lists and rarely send more than 3-4 messages a month.

Follow our social media channels for more frequent updates and to join in the conversation:
Support Detroit Transit


There are lots of ways to help out, from office work and mailings, to transit hearings and lobbying. Interested? Complete our online survey and check “Interested in Volunteering” or email volunteers @

TRU volunteers and interns have interviewed riders to understand their concerns and needs


College students and others can get actively involved in bringing transit to metro Detroit while getting great work experience and potentially earning class credit. While generally unpaid, interns may be eligible for a stipend. To apply, send your resume with an email explaining your interest to

Join the Board

We want a board of directors that reflects the best of Detroit – diverse, dynamic, and dedicated to getting the job done. We accept applications for new Board members each fall. If you understand that transit is a key component of a healthy economy, are willing to work hard, and are ready to take leadership in the fight, we invite you to learn more about TRU and the roles and responsibilities you would take up as a board member.