Transportation Riders United

TRU Board of Directors

UPDATE: Openings on TRU’s Board Extended Until Dec 15

UPDATE: Openings on TRU’s Board Extended Until Dec 15

TRU is accepting applications to join our Board of Directors!

To ensure our region is ready to invest in world class transit, TRU seeks to grow our board into 2018 to unlock doors to new resources and relationships.

We want a Board that reflects the best of Detroit: Diverse, dynamic and dedicated to getting the job done.

Please review our Guide for Prospective Board Members to learn more. Board Applications are due by December 10, after which TRU’s Executive Board will evaluate Board candidates in comparison to the skills and connections we need on our Board and make recommendations to the full Board of Directors.

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!

Regional Transit Update: A Success, Some Progress, but More Delays

Regional Transit Update: A Success, Some Progress, but More Delays

The battle for regional transit in southeast Michigan has been quite a roller coaster this spring, and this week more than most! Here's a recap: 1) Success at the Oakland County Commission:  A bi-partisan majority of the Oakland County Commission signed on in support of letting the people decide o[...]
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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 [...]