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Board Member Spotlight: Paul Jones III

Just try it out The bus has always been on Paul Jones IIIs’ mind, even when he wasn’t riding Paul grew up on Detroit’s Northwest side, yet the bus was not a part of Paul’s lifestyle growing up. “My dad rode in the 70’s & 80’s…but [growing up] during pre-bankruptcy Detroit, getting on the bus …

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Who’s still riding?: Largely Women of Color

As transit riders continue living and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, bus agencies and transit advocates are too adjusting their work. To better understand public transit usage across the United States, TransitApp conducted an extensive survey of its app users this past March. When COVID-19 struck, transit ridership dropped by 77% nationwide. Although national ridership …

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“Transit During COVID-19” Town Hall Summary

On Wednesday, July 8th, TRU proudly hosted its’ first in a series of virtual town hall events, “Transit during COVID-19”. The town hall conversation explored challenges and connected transit riders and advocates with service provider executives. You can watch it online (CLICK FOR VIDEO), enjoy this summary below, and/or read media analyses of the event …

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Virtual Town Hall: Safe(r) Transit During COVID-19

Join us (through your computer or phone) on July 8 to talk transit! COVID upended everything. Yet transit remains vital so people can access work, groceries, and doctors. How have transit agencies responded?What’s being done to ensure bus safety?What’s next for Detroit area transit? Join transit leaders, riders, and supporters to explore how transit agencies …

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