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Climate Campaign Updates: Kickoff, Media, Policy Analysis, and Mobilization

TRU has been very active on our Green Rides, Blue Skies campaign this summer! Here are a few recent updates: Get Involved: Campaign Kickoff Sept 8 Get involved helping enable people to drive less and stop the growing climate crisis with TRU’s Green Rides, Blue Skies campaign! You can play a critical role in mobilizing …

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TRU leads 30 groups in demanding a better long-range transportation plan

To the Honorable Governor Gretchen Whitmer: CC: MDOT Director, EGLE Director, Transportation Commission, and Climate Council: Thank you, Governor Whitmer, for recognizing the severity of the climate crisis and committing to make Michigan “a leader in this fight.” We applaud the creation and inclusive efforts of the Council on Climate Solutions to develop the MI …

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TRU demands fixes to MDOT’s 2045 transportation plan

Following careful review of all 160 pages of MDOT’s draft Michigan Mobility 2045 long-range transportation plan and questioning at numerous public meetings, TRU submitted formal comments on the plan, including strengths, weaknesses, and areas that need improvement. Comment Summary Thank you for the Michigan Mobility 2045 plan’s inspirational vision and guiding principles of a multimodal …

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MDOT’s plan for 2045: More of the same?

Michigan is facing a choice – a fork in the road: Will Michigan continue to spend billions on wider highways, despite the climate crisis, increasing road deaths, persistent inequity, and lots of people who don’t want to drive? Or will Michigan give more than just lip service to the virtues of transportation choices and finally …

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Voice Your Opinion at Oct. 10 Public Hearings on the Widening of I-94

For many years, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has proposed adding lanes and expanding I-94 through the central city. TRU has pushed back against this proposed project for 18 years, since TRU’s earliest days. MDOT has released a new Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for I-94. MDOT states the new proposed alternatives have a …

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