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“Freedom to Explore”: Bianca’s Transit Impact Story

Bianca Miles is TRU’s 2020-2021 Wayne State Social Work Intern and a lifelong Detroit bus rider. Using her interest in policy advocacy, Bianca has organized our recent Legislative Roundtables, bringing regional legislators in conversation with riders and other advocates. Bianca has also assisted in bus rider canvassing and with other TRU events. TRU thanks Bianca …

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Board Member Spotlight: Wendy Ernzen

For this month’s “Who Is TRU?”, we want to honor five-year board member, Wendy Ernzen, who is stepping down from her position this month. Wendy first found TRU while serving as a consultant at the Woodward Avenue Action Association. During that time, Wendy observed how vital public transportation access is to building a competitive city.  …

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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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My Transit Story: All Roads Lead to Transit

A guest blog by TRU Board Member Stephen Maiseloff New job. Long commute. Transit. Date night. Stay out late. Transit. Mistake. Probation. Transit. Rush hour. Parking lot. Transit. Sales up. Move downtown. Transit. Read, think. Clear your mind. Transit. Trip, fall. Get back up. Transit. All scenarios with the same solution—a reliable system of public …

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