COVID

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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Victory: Emergency Funding for Transit!

Transit is Essential Transit agencies here and nationwide are on the front lines of the pandemic. Bus drivers ensure that all the people we all depend on – the nurses, Rx techs, janitors, and grocery clerks – can get to work. #TransitisEssential! Transit agencies are doing a lot to slow the spread of COVID-19: They’re connecting …

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ACT NOW: Sign the Transportation for America Petition to Save Transit

A sliver of good news – the stimulus proposal by the Senate includes $20 billion for transit operations and $1 billion for Amtrak! But things are changing fast and the House is in the midst of crafting their own bill right now. Even in these challenging and rapidly changing times, transportation remains a lifeline for …

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