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Vice President Biden Helps DDOT Reach 100% Pull-Out

Vice President Biden Helps DDOT Reach 100% Pull-Out

Vice President Joe Biden came to Detroit, echoing what TRU has long said, that “Transportation is the single biggest factor allowing people to move up the economic ladder.”

Mayor Duggan thanked Biden for his help in Detroit getting federal grants for 80 new DDOT buses which are now all on the road, enabling DDOT to finally run 100 percent of their scheduled service!

TRU applauds this important progress, yet notes that far more still remains to be done. DDOT must maintain this progress, improve on-time service, and develop a plan for long-term improvement, in coordination with regional partners.

Demanding Solutions for ALL the James Robertsons

Thanks so much to the 1,400 people who signed our petition demanding real transit solutions to ALL the James Robertsons in our community!

It is outrageous that this man had to walk 21 miles every day just to get to work and home. Our region’s transit system failed him and fail thousands of others like him every day.

Over the next few weeks, we will be delivering these 1,400 petition signatures to the leaders of SMART, DDOT, the RTA, and Rochester Hills and reporting back to you and all the signers their commitments to improve transit service.

Stay tuned!!

DDOT Announces New App to Track Buses

Mayor Duggan and DDOT Director Dirks held a press conference Thursday to announce the arrival of new DDOT buses and a new mobile “DDOT bus” ap.

They showed off the first of 80 new buses scheduled to be delivered this year; the first seven of which will hit the streets in the next two weeks.

They also unveiled a new “DDOT Bus App” mobile app which provides riders who have smart phones the real-time location, movement and arrival time of the next bus at their stop.

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[...]