Oakland County

‘No more exclusions’: Chakusola Guinn

Chakusola Guinn is an Oakland County resident with something to say. Chakusola has been riding DDOT & SMART buses since 2004, and unfortunately has not always had the smoothest experiences. Chakusola lives in Royal Oak, finding SMART routes and the DDOT Woodward bus constraining. She is fed up with the gaps in Oakland service, and …

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Kristen in her power wheelchair working at the TRU office

TRU Leader Responds to North Oakland Transit Opposition

Some people claim north Oakland won’t benefit from regional transit. Who better than someone who grew up in north Oakland unable to drive to show why they’re wrong! TRU Board Member Kristen Milefchik countered a misleading Oakland Press article with both personal experience and powerful facts. Since The Oakland Press limits free access, quotes from …

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Myth-busting 3-County Transit

Last month, leaders from Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties came together to affirm their commitment to improving and expanding transit throughout their communities. They committed to work together to get a coordinated regional transit funding measure on the November 2020 ballot. Despite a great deal of excitement around this news, many questions quickly arose. Here’s …

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Regional Transit to proceed without Macomb County

For far too long, a handful of politicians have blocked our region’s progress on regional transit investment. This is in part because the legislation that created the RTA requires affirmative votes from every county to place a funding measure on the ballot. And it’s tough to get this region to agree on anything! Today, transit …

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RTA Comes to Pontiac!

The Regional Transit Authority covers the full four-county region of southeast Michigan, but has historically held most its meetings in downtown Detroit. But no more! Following encouragement from TRU and their own Citizen’s Advisory Committee, RTA has committed to hold more of their meetings in a broader diversity of locations AND more in the evening …

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