transit funding

Act now to demand regional leaders Let The People Vote!

Should two men be able to veto transit for 4 million people? That’s what Oakland County Exec Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Exec Mark Hackel are trying to do. They say that voters in their counties don’t want expanded regional transit, that SMART provides everything they need, and that the RTA should no longer even …

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Urgent Strategy for Great Transit!

What’s next for regional transit? We’ve got a three-part strategy:

1) TRU members and allies seem to agree that a full four-county region-wide transit investment would be best. We need people from outer suburbs to be vocal supporters to counter the misperception that their communities don’t want transit!

2) If 4-county transit isn’t possible, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties would be better making major transit investments connecting their communities. Thank leaders from Detroit, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties and urge them to make a regional transit investment happen this year!

3) TRU is also working to make sure whatever goes back on the ballot has broad voter support. Help us educate people with no transit experience about the benefits of transit while listening to their ideas and concerns, through our Let’s Talk Transit community engagement program.

Renewed Hope for Regional Transit?

Ever since the narrow defeat of the Regional Transit ballot measure in November 2016, people have been asking: “What’s next?” For 13 months, the silence has been deafening. The silence from the Regional Transit Authority and the Counties’ leaders has been deafening. The resignation of first one RTA CEO then 8 months later the Interim …

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Join the Thunderclap of support for transit funding!

The White House has proposed severe cuts to public transportation. Join us in telling Congress that cuts to public transportation will hurt American communities, cost jobs, and reduce our quality of life. Congress must also include investment in public transportation as part of any new infrastructure initiative. Our outreach will have a bigger impact if …

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Join the Thunderclap of support for transit funding!

The White House has proposed severe cuts to public transportation. Join us in telling Congress that cuts to public transportation will hurt American communities, cost jobs, and reduce our quality of life. Congress must also include investment in public transportation as part of any new infrastructure initiative. Our outreach will have a bigger impact if …

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