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Transit, Climate Change & Our Communities Town Hall Summary

Watch the full conversation on YouTube On Wednesday August 12th, TRU held its second Virtual Town Hall “Transit, Climate Change, and Our Communities: Why Detroit and the Suburbs Must Embrace Transit”. Hosted in collaboration with the Sierra Club of Michigan, the Town Hall showcased a wide-array of perspectives, from regional advocates to national researchers. Each …

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“Transit During COVID-19” Town Hall Summary

On Wednesday, July 8th, TRU proudly hosted its’ first in a series of virtual town hall events, “Transit during COVID-19”. The town hall conversation explored challenges and connected transit riders and advocates with service provider executives. You can watch it online (CLICK FOR VIDEO), enjoy this summary below, and/or read media analyses of the event …

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Detroit Area COVID-19 Transit Service Update Center

LAST UPDATED 7/18/20 at 7:00AM. 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 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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