Thank you to everyone who came out to TRU’s big State of the Region’s Transit 2018 Annual Meeting! Over 150 people came together on Wednesday, January 31 to discuss The State of Transit. Extra special thanks to our speakers for sharing…
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.
TRU has moved to TechTown Detroit’s vibrant co-working space Junction 440, a great space just west of Woodward and just north of Wayne State. While our mailing address has changed, phone, email and mission remain the same!
Our reports, records and other files have also moved – to the WSU Walter P Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs. Through this partners, nearly twenty years of transportation research, policy, education, and advocacy will be available for researchers for years to come.
Streetcars have officially returned to Detroit after a 61 year absence! The M-1 Rail QLINE officially opened to the public on May 12 with great fanfare and immediate crowds enthusiastic to ride for the first time. Speakers during the grand…