Virtual Town Hall: Safe(r) Transit During COVID-19

Join us (through your computer or phone) on July 8 to talk transit! COVID upended everything. Yet transit remains vital so people can access work, groceries, and doctors. How have transit agencies responded?What’s being done to ensure bus safety?What’s next for Detroit area transit? Join transit leaders, riders, and supporters to explore how transit agencies …

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Detroit Area COVID-19 Transit Service Update Center

LAST UPDATED 6/12/20 at 11:00PM. Transportation Riders United is compiling transit service changes on this page. Because service can change rapidly, we will keep updating the page as often as we are able, and will always list the most recent updated date at the top. For the most current information on a service, check the …

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TRU supports INVEST Act proposed in US House

While most transportation decisions are local, the federal government sets an important standard and shapes critical investments throughout the nation. For far too long, that federal direction has encouraged wasteful spending on wider highways with minimal transit support beyond occasional new buses. The US House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released their draft proposal for long-term …

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TRU Statement in Support of Black Lives and Black Communities

We at TRU strongly believe that Black Lives and Black Communities matter, now and always. We are outraged and appalled by the extrajudicial murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many other BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in this country.  TRU’s core mission is that everyone should be able to …

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Coronavirus takes another life from DDOT community

TRU sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Fred Westbrook, who recently passed away from COVID-19. He recently retired after many years a president of Detroit’s bus drivers union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26, fighting for fair treatment of bus riders. For 30 years, he negotiated bonuses for bus drivers if ridership …

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