Michigan Legislature

Time for Michigan to Boost State Investment in Transit!

The greatest transit opportunity in 2024 is for the State of Michigan to boost investment in public transit. Update Feb 8: Governor Whitmer released her budget proposal Wednesday, which was a disappointment on transit: Out of $6.6 billion for transportation, she proposed $40 million LESS for Local Bus Operating than last year (including one-time and …

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TRU 2023 Year-in-Review

Overall, 2023 was a challenging year for Detroit area public transit, with a major driver shortage resulting in a devastating no-show bus crisis, which may nearing resolution in early 2024. Despite struggles, transit riders, advocates, and allies came together with TRU for major wins in state transit funding and Oakland County transit expansion. Throughout the …

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Transit Tuesday Talks Recap: State Solutions to Transit Troubles

TRU’s monthly lecture series, Transit Tuesday Talks, returned on Nov. 14 to discuss the State of Michigan’s policies on public transit and urban planning, how those policies are currently affecting Detroit area commuters, and what needs to be done to make sure that Michigan’s transit infrastructure will once again become world class. Zach Kolodin, the …

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Transit Tuesday Talk 2023 Series

Throughout 2023, TRU hosted a series of Transit Tuesday Talks bringing transit leaders, riders, advocates, and allies together to explore important transit issues facing the Detroit region. Future Events: Transit Tuesday Talks will be on hiatus in December and January as TRU hosts our Holiday Party and our big State of Transit annual meeting on …

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A Transit Action Agenda for Michigan: The Soft Launch of TRU’s State Policy Agenda

The Transit Action Agenda for Michigan is a pathway to improved transportation policy at a state level in Michigan. This report soft launch is open to contribution by allies and advocates of transit with any expertise, as we hope to provide a goal for legislators to come to after the break. Detailing funding for transportation …

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