Joe Biden

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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Big promises on transit from President-Elect Biden

Public transit advocates have good reason to be optimistic about how public transit will fare under President-Elect Joe Biden. While getting legislation through the Senate will be challenging, he has bold goals for improving transit. President-Elect Biden’s Big Commitments In the transition team’s newly published Build Back Better website, Biden commits to: “Provide every American …

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Vice President Biden Helps DDOT Reach 100% Pull-Out

Vice President Joe Biden came to Detroit, echoing what TRU has long said, that “Transportation is the single biggest factor allowing people to move up the economic ladder.”

Mayor Duggan thanked Biden for his help in Detroit getting federal grants for 80 new DDOT buses which are now all on the road, enabling DDOT to finally run 100 percent of their scheduled service!

TRU applauds this important progress, yet notes that far more still remains to be done. DDOT must maintain this progress, improve on-time service, and develop a plan for long-term improvement, in coordination with regional partners.