climate change

Oakland County Leaders Commit to Tackle the Climate Crisis!

Climate change is real. Climate change is happening. Deadly heat waves. More dangerous floods. Bigger, more deadly storms. Tropical diseases spreading north. Climate change is already hurting Michigan, the US, and the entire world, and is poised to get much worse! Thankfully, some of our political leaders recognize this threat and are doing everything they …

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Big promises on transit from President-Elect Biden

Public transit advocates have good reason to be optimistic about how public transit will fare under President-Elect Joe Biden. While getting legislation through the Senate will be challenging, he has bold goals for improving transit. President-Elect Biden’s Big Commitments In the transition team’s newly published Build Back Better website, Biden commits to: “Provide every American …

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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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Can Transit Help Solve the Climate Crisis?

The transportation sector is now the largest source of the pollution causing climate change. That’s NOT due to airplanes and cruise ships – but to people driving cars and trucks everywhere they need to go every day. Autonomous and electric vehicles may help, but not alone – not without providing people attractive affordable alternatives to …

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Twelve people stand in front of the Oakland County Executive crest, including County Executive Dave Coulter and TRU's Megan Owens

TRU supports Green Oakland Climate, Jobs and Justice agenda

TRU is proud to join allies including the Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, and Jobs for Justice in announcing the Oakland County 2020 Climate, Jobs and Justice Platform. Highlights include the creation of a sustainability office and climate resilience plan with a net-zero carbon goal for 2050 and expansion of public transit, bike, and …

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