Detroit

DDOT needs a real fix, not a black-out or band-aid

What does DDOT think they’re hiding? Following demands from TRU and other bus advocates, the City of Detroit has for years been posting the DDOT Performance Dashboard each month. They’re introduced as such: The performance dashboard, updated monthly, provides a snapshot of DDOT’s operating performance and is one of many initiatives underway to increase transparency. These …

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D2A2 Detroit to Ann Arbor Express Service to Relaunch October 18th

After an 18 month COVID delay, the hotly-anticipated D2A2 Detroit to Ann Arbor express bus service is finally ready to hit the road! Beginning October 18th, riders will be able to book connective trips between two of Southeast Michigan’s busiest cities. D2A2 is a landmark step towards truly regional public transportation, and a major victory …

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Wayne State offers free DART Passes for Students

Step aside personal automobile: there are new ways to get around Wayne State University. Starting this fall semester, WayneRides has teamed up with DDOT, SMART, The Q-LINE, and MoGo to offer free DART transit passes for all Wayne State students, faculty and staff. Wayne State has subsidized three 4-hour DART passes per day for each …

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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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‘Tapping Into Transit’: TRU’s New Video Web Series

Click HERE to Watch the Full Conversation on YouTube Now Tap into transit! TRU is excited to announce our new video webseries, “Tapping Into Transit”. Join us as our two featured guests take a deep dive into all the latest transit news and developments. For our first episode, TRU board member Nicole Brown interviews TRU …

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