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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.

Don’t Miss The State of the Region’s Transit 2018!

Join us Wednesday evening January 31 for 
The State of the Region’s Transit: TRU 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Reception

Top leaders from the area’s transit agencies will provide updates on their progress in 2017 and plans for 2018, then will take your questions. The event will also feature presentation of Regional Transit Awards and election of TRU’s Board of Directors (by TRU members). 

It will be at TechTown Detroit just off Woodward in midtown from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

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[...]