Transportation Riders United

Get Involved

Interested in helping TRU make quality transit a reality in metro Detroit? There are many ways to help:

Donate to TRU

TRU is an independent non-profit organization, funded primarily by donations from individuals who agree with our mission of bringing quality transit to metro Detroit. Please give today!

Sign up for the email list

TRU’s email list is a great way to keep informed about the latest transit news, announcements of upcoming meetings, interesting transit facts and more.


There are lots of ways to help out, from office work and mailings, to transit hearings and lobbying.


College students and others can get actively involved in bringing transit to metro Detroit while getting great work experience and potentially earning class credit. Send your resume with an email explaining your interest to to apply or get more information.

Regional Transit Update: A Success, Some Progress, but More Delays

Regional Transit Update: A Success, Some Progress, but More Delays

The battle for regional transit in southeast Michigan has been quite a roller coaster this spring, and this week more than most! Here's a recap: 1) Success at the Oakland County Commission:  A bi-partisan majority of the Oakland County Commission signed on in support of letting the people decide o[...]
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Act now to demand regional leaders Let The People Vote!

Should two men be able to veto transit for 4 million people? That’s what Oakland County Exec Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Exec Mark Hackel are trying to do. They say that voters in their counties don’t want expanded regional transit, that SMART provides everything they need, and that the RTA [...]