Transportation Riders United

TRU Annual Meeting

Accepting Applications for our Board of Directors!

Accepting Applications for our Board of Directors!

TRU is seeking passionate talented individuals to serve on our Board of Directors.

Board members are brought together by a shared commitment to improving our local economy and quality of life through improved public transportation.

Board member responsibilities include monthly meetings, ambassadorship for the organization, participation in TRU events, a significant contribution (individually determined), and a willingness to share time and talents for the common goal.

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.

Come to TRU’s 2017 Annual Meeting!

You’re invited to the

2017 TRU Annual Meeting: The State of the Detroit Region’s Transit

When: Monday evening, January 30, 2017, 6:00pm

Where: MSU Detroit Center. 3408 Woodward, in midtown Detroit.

What: Get transit updates from TRU, RTA, DDOT, and others, plus vote on TRU Board of Directors and discuss next steps for improving transit.

Who: Open to all. Everyone’s welcome!

TRU Members to Vote on Slate of New Board Candidates

At TRU’s Annual Meeting on January 30, members of TRU will vote on a new slate of Board Members. TRU’s current Board members recommends the following slate of candidates:
– Sam Butler, a community development professional from SW Detroit
– Tanise Hill, who works for the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
– Lydia Levinson, who works at Michigan Community Resources creating sustainable urban spaces
– Julie Tschirhart, an experienced transit rider and U of M Urban Planning Master student

Please join us at TRU’s Annual Meeting on January 30!