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Donate to TRU Today to Support a Better Transit Tomorrow!

The TRU community won big on county transit ballot measures, demonstrating that our transit advocacy works. Next up: Leverage that momentum to seize the opportunity of new state leadership to win big for transit in the Michigan Legislature. In this year’s successful campaign to defend transit in Macomb County and expand transit throughout all of …

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Drivers Wanted: Time to Fix DDOT and SMART’s Operator Shortfall

Metro Detroit’s public transit systems, long hampered by inadequate public funding, are facing a new crisis: not enough bus drivers. The result? Drastically reduced service for riders. To fix this emergency, TRU is urging our transit agencies to take action! Sign our petition here to urge SMART to negotiate a competitive contract with its operators. …

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Big Win for Public Transit!

Wow. We always knew people support public transportation. But few of us expected how widespread the support is, once elected officials get out of the way! According to unofficial election results from the Nov 8 vote: Oakland County expanded transit countywide for the first time ever with 57% support! And Macomb County renewed SMART with …

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DDOT Paratransit in Crisis: Service for Seniors, Detroiters with Disabilities Threatened

Among the most essential public transportation that exists is paratransit service for seniors and people with disabilities. Many of the most fragile in our community depend on paratransit rides from MetroLift, SMART, and others to pick them up at home and take them to doctors appointments, grocery shopping, work, and elsewhere because they physically can’t …

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Vote YES for County Transit: Why and How

Voters throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties are deciding whether to maintain and expand public transit. On the November 8 ballot will be: The Macomb County Public Transit millage – to renew the millage that funds SMART and local transit providers The Oakland County Public Transit millage – to renew SMART and rural transit services AND …

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