Transportation Riders United

Detroit

Apply to join TRU’s Board of Directors

TRU is seeking energetic and talented individuals to serve on our Board of Directors.

The board sets TRU’s priorities, values, and funding, while also serving as community ambassadors.

As TRU is striving to develop a Board of Directors as diverse as the Detroit region, we are especially seeking transit riders, people with strong connections to Detroit and Macomb County, and people with financial oversight, fundraising, and organizational development skills.

If you are interested in challenging yourself with this exciting opportunity, review our Guide for Prospective Boardmembers document and contact us to learn more. Applications are due December 15.

Give Thanks. Give Back. Get Involved!

Give Thanks. Give Back. Get Involved!

The holiday season is an important time to not only give thanks for the many good things you have but also to give back to the community that helped provide them.

If you agree that a great public transit system would be a great benefit to the greater Detroit region, here are three important ways you can give back:

1) Apply to join TRU’s Board of Directors! Application deadline extended to January 6.

2) Apply to join the RTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee (Sorry, deadline passed!)

3) Donate to Support Transit Advocacy

As you give thanks this holiday season, think about how you can best give back. Then get involved with Detroit transit advocacy!!

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 [...]