Transit Impact Stories

Board Member Spotlight: Paul Jones III

Just try it out The bus has always been on Paul Jones IIIs’ mind, even when he wasn’t riding Paul grew up on Detroit’s Northwest side, yet the bus was not a part of Paul’s lifestyle growing up. “My dad rode in the 70’s & 80’s…but [growing up] during pre-bankruptcy Detroit, getting on the bus …

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‘Transit Exposure Therapy’: Michael Dean

TRU Policy & Communications Intern Michael Dean just finished his summer semester with us. Their work focused on how transit policy intersects with rider experiences. They also contributed the ‘Best Practices’ feature in our TRU “Transit During COVID-19” report. TRU thanks MIchael for all their contributions, and wishes them luck in their future advocacy. In …

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“We can all be activists”: Patty Fedewa

Ask anyone close to TRU, and they likely know Patty Fedewa. Patty has been a staunch transit advocate for over 20 years, and a TRU affiliate since 2001. Patty carries a powerful voice in the Detroit transit community, speaking out against fare increases and service disruptions. She was even President of TRU in 2007. As …

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