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Congrats to New RTA CEO Michael Ford!

The RTA is finally ready to step on the gas, today voting unanimously to offer the position of CEO to Michael Ford.

He’s got great experience in Seattle, Portland and Ann Arbor. He understands the importance of substantive community engagement and is driven to make a real difference.

We at TRU look forward to the opportunity to work closely with him to make a transformational change in Detroit area transit!

Great TRU Spring Meeting on Transit Service and Coordination

Thanks so much to DDOT, SMART, M-1 RAIL, Detroit People Mover, and AAATA The Ride for presenting at TRU’s Spring Meeting April 3! All provided great updates on service improvements, funding challenges, coordination efforts, and plans for the future.

Presenters participated in a Q&A led by Ruth Johnson, during which riders were encouraged to call in complaints with specific details on times and routes so management can know what’s going on and take action to make improvements.

A powerful case for transit and call-to-action from Wayne County Exec Warren Evans

Tuesday night, Warren Evans gave one of the most compelling and well-reasoned transit speeches this region has ever heard. Here are a few highlights of his State of the County address: Transit is the intersection of moral and economic imperatives.... While the moral reasons, alone, should move[...]

3-Part Strategy for Great Transit Investment

With lots of news and uncertainty about the future of regional transit, TRU asked our members and allies what they thought our strategy should be. Dozens of people replied and a clear consensus developed: What Could/Should Be Next for Regional Transit Plan A:  The best solution is a full four-cou[...]