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TRU Annual Meeting highlighted progress, challenges

TRU Annual Meeting highlighted progress, challenges

TRU’s Annual Meeting, held Monday January 2017 at the MSU Detroit Center, was packed with over 150 people including transit agency leaders and employees, bus riders, civic leaders, public officials, community activists, and transit supporters.

The event included
1) a TRU presentation on The 2016 Year In Review
2) A State of Metro Detroit Transit Panel Discussion, featuring RTA’s Michael Ford, SMART’s John Hertel, DDOT’s Dan Dirks, and M-1 Rail’s Sommer Woods
3) The TRU Board Election

Highlights of the presentations are summarized with photos and links to videos and downloadable documents.

Detroit Area Transit Year-in-Review

Detroit Area Transit Year-in-Review

If you’re a glass-half-empty person, 2016 was a disappointing year due to the loss of the Regional Transit ballot measure. The request for a major investment in reliable regional rapid transit fell short of the majority it needed to pass.

We at TRU try to see the glass-half-full and see 2016 as a very productive year. Not only did the region demonstrate more civic and voter support for regional transit than ever before, but DDOT bus service significantly improved, M-1 Rail’s QLINE is nearly ready to start, and the new regional Reflex service is providing seamless cross-county connections.

While work remains, 2016 meant notable progress for Detroit area transit. Please enjoy this summary of 2016 Detroit transit and TRU’s Year-in-Review.