Washtenaw County

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.

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 Opinion: What's Next for Regional Transit

(TRU column published in The Detroit Free Press editorial page May 11, 2017) Column: What’s next for regional transit By Megan Owens Six months ago, southeast Michigan voters narrowly defeated a measure to fund major regional transit improvements. Across the region, 49.5% of voters supported the measure and many more agreed that our region’s transit …

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TRU Opinion: What’s Next for Regional Transit

(TRU column published in The Detroit Free Press editorial page May 11, 2017) Column: What’s next for regional transit By Megan Owens Six months ago, southeast Michigan voters narrowly defeated a measure to fund major regional transit improvements. Across the region, 49.5% of voters supported the measure and many more agreed that our region’s transit …

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RTA funding vote lost, despite huge need and great support

Despite a huge effort from many supporters, the Regional Transit funding ballot measure lost with 50.5% no votes outweighing the 49.5% of yes votes.

I am extraordinarily proud of our efforts, including the RTA’s great plan, the immense coalition of supporters and the passionate and hardworking activists. A sincere and deep thank you to each and everyone one of you!

Yes ultimately, our efforts proved to not be enough, especially as our calls for compassion and bringing the region together were drowned out in an election of fear and anger at the “other.”

What’s next? Well, there was no Plan B in place.

The RTA will continue to coordinate transit as they and others discuss and decide what happens next. Please stay tuned and stay involved.