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Michigan House Speaker Joe Tate speaks at a podium.

Land Value Tax Would Help Redevelop Detroit’s Density

Detroit has long struggled with high property tax rates, low property values, and insufficient City funding for critical services like public transportation. Mayor Duggan has proposed one way to start addressing those challenges – a new Land Value Tax (LVT). Property taxes would be assessed separately for the land and for the developed buildings on …

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Climate Day at the Capitol: TRU joins allies to demand climate action in Lansing

Public Transit is a Critical Part of the Climate Solution September 26, TRU was proud to go to the Capital as part of the Climate Rally for for our Future: Day of Action with more than 300 public health, environmental, youth, and justice advocates and activists from across the state.  While the primary focus was on …

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Secretary of Pete Buttigieg stands with Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist.

TRU Supports the Advancing Corridors for Transit Project: A Letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

Dear Secretary Buttigieg: On behalf of Transportation Riders United and thousands of Detroit area transit riders and supporters, I am writing to express our enthusiastic support for the Advancing Corridors for Transit (ACT) project, a co-application from the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Southeast Michigan Council …

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TRU Op-Ed in Crain’s Detroit Business: Evidence gives answer to growing Michigan’s population

Crain’s Detroit Business recently published an op-ed written by TRU Director Megan Owens about the Governor’s new Growing Michigan Together Council: While we encourage everyone to pay to support local journalism, if you’re unable to access it behind the paywall, here’s the op-ed content: Opinion: 2 decades of evidence gives governor answer to growing Michigan’s …

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