Mikel Oglesby

State of Transit 2022 event: Jan 25

Each year, TRU hosts the State of Transit to bring together top transit agency and civic leaders, along with riders and other supporters for what is usually the biggest transit event of the year. Join us this year on Zoom this Tuesday, January 25! Topics Will transit be expanded throughout all of Oakland County this …

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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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Despite COVID Decline, DDOT Remains in Crisis!

“Average Weekday Pull out PM: 65%” It sounds neutral enough, until you know what it means: Every day, many scheduled buses aren’t operating and riders are left stranded. During April and May, 3 out of every 10 buses that were supposed to pull out of the bus garage each afternoon didn’t. That means 3 out …

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Recap of TRU’s Virtual State of Transit 2021

If you’ve been wondering what the heck is going on with Detroit area transit and what’s coming up next: Watch our State of Transit 2021 video! On Thursday, January 28, TRU brought together many of the region’s top transit leaders for our annual State of Transit event – but of course, all virtually. And despite …

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The State of Transit event Jan 28: Re-Imagining Transit Post-COVID-19

2020 was a difficult year, especially for public transit. But it also proved that many things assumed impossible are absolutely achievable: Widespread work from home. Elimination of rush hour traffic. Fare-free transit. Massive federal investment in transit operations. So why not easy car-free living in the Motor City?  Each January, TRU hosts our State of …

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