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Want to Solve Climate Change? Gotta Fund Transit!

From our friends at Transportation for America: This week, over 220 media outlets have pledged to devote coverage to climate change. But many climate change stories miss an important part of the problem: vehicle miles traveled. The conversation on climate change tends to focus on electric vehicles, renewable energy, putting a price on carbon. But …

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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 …

Join the Thunderclap of support for transit funding! Read More »

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 …

Join the Thunderclap of support for transit funding! Read More »

Vice President Biden Helps DDOT Reach 100% Pull-Out

Vice President Joe Biden came to Detroit, echoing what TRU has long said, that “Transportation is the single biggest factor allowing people to move up the economic ladder.”

Mayor Duggan thanked Biden for his help in Detroit getting federal grants for 80 new DDOT buses which are now all on the road, enabling DDOT to finally run 100 percent of their scheduled service!

TRU applauds this important progress, yet notes that far more still remains to be done. DDOT must maintain this progress, improve on-time service, and develop a plan for long-term improvement, in coordination with regional partners.

Tell MDOT to Fix I-94 but NOT Widen It

MDOT is seeking public input on their proposed $1.9 billion overhaul and widening of I-94 through midtown and the east side of Detroit, including redesigning the interchanges with I-96, M-10, and I-75.

You have an opportunity to share your opinions at a series of open-house style Public Meetings hosted by MDOT on Tuesday July 14 and Thursday July 16.

While TRU supports reconstruction of the old infrastructure including I-94, we and others have serious concerns about the project’s scope and magnitude of the project. We recommended critical changes:
1) No Expansion – no new travel lanes or service drives
2) Maintain and Improve Walkability, instead of removing 11 bridges!
3) Preserve Urban Fabric and Historic Buildings
4) Fully Evaluate Impacts and Alternatives – complete a “Supplemental EIS” and consider how transit could alleviate peak traffic on I-94.