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Buy Your Tickets now for TRU’s 2016 Regional Transit Awards!

Buy Your Tickets now for TRU’s 2016 Regional Transit Awards!

Each spring, TRU hosts a Regional Transit Awards dinner to bring together transit supporters, celebrate those fighting for improved transit, and raise money for TRU’s work as Detroit’s nonprofit transit advocate.

The 2016 Awards dinner will be held Thursday evening May 12 at the Greektown Casino Hotel Ballroom.

Mingle with transit officials, community leaders and other transit supporters as we celebrate regional transit progress and recognize some of the people and projects that made it happen with Regional Transit Awards. (Awardees will be announced in April.)

Buy your tickets now to join us for this wonderful event (before prices go up April 21)!

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!!

Expanding Our Board of Directors!

Expanding Our Board of Directors!

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

Board members are brought together by a shared commitment to improving our local economy and quality of life through improved public transportation.

Board member responsibilities include bi-monthly meetings, ambassadorship for the organization, participation in major TRU events, a significant contribution (individually determined), and a willingness to share time and talents for the common goal.

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[...]