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The State of Transit 2023: TRU Annual Meeting

Thanks everyone who made this an excellent event Including our nine speakers, 70 in-person attendees, and 90 virtual attendees!! Please enjoy these recordings, if you missed it or want to revisit it. More recap coming soon: Top transit leaders, advocates, and riders will share progress from 2022, plans for improvements in 2023, and your role …

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Drivers Wanted: Time to Fix DDOT and SMART’s Operator Shortfall

Metro Detroit’s public transit systems, long hampered by inadequate public funding, are facing a new crisis: not enough bus drivers. The result? Drastically reduced service for riders. To fix this emergency, TRU is urging our transit agencies to take action! Sign our petition here to urge SMART to negotiate a competitive contract with its operators. …

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DDOT Paratransit in Crisis: Service for Seniors, Detroiters with Disabilities Threatened

Among the most essential public transportation that exists is paratransit service for seniors and people with disabilities. Many of the most fragile in our community depend on paratransit rides from MetroLift, SMART, and others to pick them up at home and take them to doctors appointments, grocery shopping, work, and elsewhere because they physically can’t …

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A flyer for TRU and DDOT's April 6 event at 6pm on Zoom. Bit.ly/DDOTARPA is the link. The image has a green background with a green DDOT bus.

Tell DDOT How to Best Spend $51,000,000!

Update: Thank you to everyone who joined our discussion with DDOT about prioritizing federal funding! More than 50 people participated. Director Oglesby very much appreciated all of the input, ideas, suggestions, and support offered through both verbal and text feedback. Stay tuned for details about how he incorporates our recommendations into DDOT’s investment priorities! Thanks …

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The State of Transit? Rebuilding, Planning for Greatness!

Each year, TRU hosts The State of Transit, bringing together top voices in Detroit area transit to discuss progress, plans, and opportunities for improvement. This Tuesday, January 25, over 120 people joined this virtual event to hear from five great speakers, highlights of which are shared below. The full video can be watched on Facebook. …

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