Transportation Riders United
  • Support the DDOT Budget increase at Public Hearing, Monday March 11
    At his budget address March 7, Mayor Duggan proposed a $2.4 billion budget for the city that includes a $5 million increase in transportation funding, which would allow DDOT to hire 50 new bus drivers and operate 500 more hours of bus service each week, if passed. Detroit City Council wants to hear from you at a public hearing on the DDOT portion [ ... ]
  • Transit and Mobility: Big topics at the Detroit Policy Conference
    Despite their limitations, a series of tweets can be a great way to share the highlights of an event – in this case, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Policy Conference on Feb 28 where TRU’s Executive Director Megan Owens was asked to participate in a panel at the conference on The Future of Mobility: We weren’t the [ ... ]
  • The SMART Board of Director made the decision at their Feb 28 meeting.SMART Eliminates Transfer Fees
    The SMART Board of Directors voted today to join DDOT in eliminating transfer fees. Starting May 1, a basic bus fare will be good for 4 hours of unlimited rides on either DDOT or SMART in any direction. The fare change will also lower student fares to 50-cents, institute rolling 31-day passes, and more, all in alignment with DDOT, creating a more [ ... ]
  • Thanks for a Great Event!
    A big thanks to everyone who came out Feb 6 for our State of Transit TRU Annual meeting. Despite wacky weather and having to reschedule, at least 100 people came out for it! Special thanks to: Our speakers from RTA, SMART, DDOT, and riders, Our excellent host TechTown Detroit, Our generous sponsors, including Liz in Detroit Real Estate, Northern [ ... ]
  • DDOT Fare Changes to Launch May 1
    We’re excited to announce Detroit Department of Transportation‘s new fare rates which go into effect on May 1st. While the regular single fare will increase from $1.50 to $2, it will now be good for 4 hours of unlimited rides and transfers on any route on both SMART and DDOT in any direction. Another great change: 7 day & 31 day [ ... ]