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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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Victory!! $30 Billion to #SaveTransit!

Transit was in crisis Transit agencies nationwide were devastated by COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders. Ridership plummeted while expenses jumped. Yet nurses, grocery clerks, and other essential workers have depended on the bus throughout – and we all depend on people who depend on transit! Essential emergency funding now signed into law On March 11, …

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DDOT and SMART bring back fares March 15. Is it the right time?

DDOT and SMART plan to start charging fares again on March 15. But why should riders start paying full fares for less than full service? Fares were suspended last year as part of COVID safety efforts, in order to reduce the amount of time riders spend next to the driver and enable back door boarding …

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Recap of TRU’s Virtual State of Transit 2021

If you’ve been wondering what the heck is going on with Detroit area transit and what’s coming up next: Watch our State of Transit 2021 video! On Thursday, January 28, TRU brought together many of the region’s top transit leaders for our annual State of Transit event – but of course, all virtually. And despite …

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The State of Transit event Jan 28: Re-Imagining Transit Post-COVID-19

2020 was a difficult year, especially for public transit. But it also proved that many things assumed impossible are absolutely achievable: Widespread work from home. Elimination of rush hour traffic. Fare-free transit. Massive federal investment in transit operations. So why not easy car-free living in the Motor City?  Each January, TRU hosts our State of …

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