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Join us for Transit on Tap July 24!

Do you often whine about transit service and its limitations? Ready to uncork new ideas for achieving greater transit? Then join TRU and friends for sparkling conversation over wine at the latest edition of Transit On Tap! Its a casual conversation over nibbles and drinks about whatever transit-related topic is on your mind. We’ll provide …

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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 on region-wide transit this November 2018! …

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The Newly Proposed Regional Transit: Move More People to More Places More Frequently

The Regional Transit Authority is considering a new possible Regional Transit Plan and wants your feedback! A team led by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has spent the past year listening to people’s feedback, concerns, and complaints about the Regional Transit Plan that was adopted by the RTA in 2016, but never funded. They worked hard …

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Big Changes Coming to Woodward, Gratiot, Michigan Transit

In a YouTube video for SMART, County Executives Brooks Patterson and Mark Hackel promise to “revolutionize mass transit as we know it.” SMART has now provided a little more information (pasted below): SMART is proposing major changes along its busiest corridors. Earlier teasers talked about frequent (every 15-30 minute) limited stop (every 1-2 miles) service on Woodward, Gratiot …

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Why Vote Yes for Regional Transit – Talking Points

Several people have asked for some quick talking points that they can share with friends, family and neighbors to explain why they should Vote Yes for Regional Transit on November 8. Here are a few ideas:

The Regional Transit plan will provide several great new transit services:
1) Convenient affordable Airport Express service from all throughout region
2) A Regional Rail train service finally connecting Detroit to Ann Arbor
3) Fast frequent Bus Rapid Transit along Woodward, Gratiot and Michigan Avenues

The Regional Transit plan will also expand service for people who depend on it every day:
1) Connect people to jobs in more places
2) Help seniors remain independent by expanding paratransit service
3) Connect our communities with seamless travel throughout the region

Read on for more!