Oakland County

Can Transit Help Solve the Climate Crisis?

The transportation sector is now the largest source of the pollution causing climate change. That’s NOT due to airplanes and cruise ships – but to people driving cars and trucks everywhere they need to go every day. Autonomous and electric vehicles may help, but not alone – not without providing people attractive affordable alternatives to …

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‘No more exclusions’: Chakusola Guinn

Chakusola Guinn is an Oakland County resident with something to say. Chakusola has been riding DDOT & SMART buses since 2004, and unfortunately has not always had the smoothest experiences. Chakusola lives in Royal Oak, finding SMART routes and the DDOT Woodward bus constraining. She is fed up with the gaps in Oakland service, and …

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TRU supports Green Oakland Climate, Jobs and Justice agenda

TRU is proud to join allies including the Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, and Jobs for Justice in announcing the Oakland County 2020 Climate, Jobs and Justice Platform. Highlights include the creation of a sustainability office and climate resilience plan with a net-zero carbon goal for 2050 and expansion of public transit, bike, and …

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Kristen in her power wheelchair working at the TRU office

TRU Leader Responds to North Oakland Transit Opposition

Some people claim north Oakland won’t benefit from regional transit. Who better than someone who grew up in north Oakland unable to drive to show why they’re wrong! TRU Board Member Kristen Milefchik countered a misleading Oakland Press article with both personal experience and powerful facts. Since The Oakland Press limits free access, quotes from …

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Myth-busting 3-County Transit

Last month, leaders from Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties came together to affirm their commitment to improving and expanding transit throughout their communities. They committed to work together to get a coordinated regional transit funding measure on the November 2020 ballot. Despite a great deal of excitement around this news, many questions quickly arose. Here’s …

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