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Announcing the 2018 Regional Transit Awardees

TRU is honored to recognize four outstanding people and projects that have done exemplary work to advance and improve transit in the greater Detroit area: .
1) SMART’s new FAST service for substantial improvements in the frequency of cross-county express service on the region’s busiest corridors;
2) Dearborn Economic Development Director Barry Murray for dedicated work to develop the John D Dingell Transit Center and to otherwise enhance mobility;
3) M-1 Rail VP of External Affairs Sommer Woods for work to expand public engagement in transit planning and incorporate Detroiters into the transit workforce; and
4) David Gifford for his self-driven efforts to promote public transit and increase ridership of the RefleX service through social media promotion.

M-1 Rail’s QLINE Opening May 12, Seeking Volunteers

M-1 Rail’s QLINE Opening May 12, Seeking Volunteers

Detroit’s first streetcar in 60 years will begin passenger operations on Friday, May 12, 2017, starting with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony that morning. The QLINE will open to the public May 12 at 6pm and celebration activities will take place along the corridor throughout the weekend.

M-1 Rail is seeking Grand Opening Volunteers to help as ambassadors, hospitality hosts, information station captains and kid zone volunteers. QLINE All-Star must be at least 16 years of age and able to sit or stand for long periods of time. More information and sign up at M-1 RAIL website or 313-483-1336. The deadline to sign up is April 21, 5 p.m.

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[...]