How Has Transit Impacted Your Life?

Gloria and Johny may be retired but that doesn’t mean they want to sit around all day! Riding the bus allows them to visit the Riverwalk, church, Eastern Market, casinos, and much more.

Has public transit made a difference in your life?

Has riding the bus saved you money you can better invest elsewhere?

Or have you missed out on opportunities because of gaps and limitations in our transit systems?

Tell us about it!!

Beth is legally blind and has had to turn down jobs in communities without bus service. But thanks to the transit service in her hometown of Southfield and elsewhere, she’s proud to be just as hard-working, productive, active, and social as anyone else!

TRU is seeking Transit Impact Stories that share the real-life impact Detroit area transit has had on people’s everyday lives. Whether positive or negative, recent or long ago, major or minor, we want your transit story.

To help non-riders better understand the real-life impacts of transit, we are spotlighting these transit impact stories on our website, on social media, with transit decision-makers, and sometimes in area news media.

Thankful for public transit, bikes, and carshare, Patty’s family lives happily with just one car, leaving more money for school, travel, and donations to local nonprofit groups that they deeply care about. She’s made great friends on the bus too!

So what’s your transit tale?

Fill out the questions in our Google form – as few or as many as you want – to share your story!!