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Save Our Service: New TRU Report Spotlights Bus Crisis, Demands Regional Leaders Get Involved!

Today, TRU released a new report spotlighting the ongoing crisis of sparce and no-show buses that is devastating bus riders throughout the region. SMART and DDOT are both running 20-30% less service than pre-pandemic and riders still suffer through regular no-show buses, causing them to miss classes, waste money, and even lose jobs. All because …

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DDOT Envisions Ambitious Revamp of Detroit Bus Service

This past Monday, the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) rolled out a proposal for the first comprehensive revamp of the Motor City’s bus system in decades, perhaps the most thoroughgoing such overhaul since the city government took over Detroit’s privately owned streetcar monopoly over a century ago. You can check it out for yourself and …

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Bus Rider Stories: Kathy Meagher

Thanks to public transit, Kathy Meagher has been able to get around on her own despite being unable to drive. However, the shortage of bus drivers in the region threatens her freedom of mobility. TRU interviewed her to illustrate the challenges and opportunities faced by transit users in Metro Detroit. Kathy Meagher (pronounced ‘MAY-er’) lives …

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Tell City Council: It’s Time to Fix Detroit’s Transit Crisis

TRU and allies rallied to “Show Drivers and Riders Some Love!” This past Valentine’s Day, TRU and partner organizations rallied outside City Hall to send a message to Mayor Duggan and Detroit City Council: In the City budget for next year, we need to adequately fund the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and restore the …

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