Lt Gov Gilchrist

Could a Road Funding Boost be a Big Win for Transit too?

We’ve all heard it endlessly for the past year and longer: “Fix the damn roads!!” Governor Whitmer is committed to doing just that, with no dodges, slight-of-hand, or gimmicks. Fixing Michigan’s roads will cost $2.5 billion, so she’s proposed a 45-cent gas tax increase to achieve that, while also moving education funds back to education …

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Could a Road Funding Boost be a Big Win for Transit too?

We’ve all heard it endlessly for the past year and longer: “Fix the damn roads!!” Governor Whitmer is committed to doing just that, with no dodges, slight-of-hand, or gimmicks. Fixing Michigan’s roads will cost $2.5 billion, so she’s proposed a 45-cent gas tax increase to achieve that, while also moving education funds back to education …

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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 …

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Governor-Elect Whitmer's Position on Transit

Gretchen Whitmer will be sworn in as Michigan’s Governor on January 1, 2019.  What will that mean for transit? While she has not made transit a priority in the campaign, this administration is expected to be strong transit supporters. Lt. Gov-Elect Garlin Gilchrist is personally a bus rider who has spoken out in support of …

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Governor-Elect Whitmer’s Position on Transit

Gretchen Whitmer will be sworn in as Michigan’s Governor on January 1, 2019.  What will that mean for transit? While she has not made transit a priority in the campaign, this administration is expected to be strong transit supporters. Lt. Gov-Elect Garlin Gilchrist is personally a bus rider who has spoken out in support of …

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