transit impact stories

“We can all be activists”: Patty Fedewa

Ask anyone close to TRU, and they likely know Patty Fedewa. Patty has been a staunch transit advocate for over 20 years, and a TRU affiliate since 2001. Patty carries a powerful voice in the Detroit transit community, speaking out against fare increases and service disruptions. She was even President of TRU in 2007. As …

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‘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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Internships to improve Detroit Transit!

Do you care about improving transit in metro Detroit? Do you want hands-on experience building the public support transit needs? Can you dedicate 10-25 hours a week for a few months to fighting for more and better transit? Then TRU internships might be right for you! TRU has summer internship openings for students interested in making …

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“Ride smart!” – Tonika Williams

Tonika Williams first began regularly riding the bus and Lyft almost two years ago, and she highly recommends it. She has slashed her monthly transportation costs, while still getting everywhere she needs to go. And even better, Tonika has positive feedback for DDOT. Tonika first switched to the bus and Lyft while reevaluating her priorities. …

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