people with disabilities

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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Transit Resilience: Amanda’s Impact Story

Amanda Jaczkowski is a busy woman with places to be. Between working as a Child Nutrition Navigator for United Way, being a Wayne State graduate student, and maintaining active volunteerism, Amanda frequently travels across metro Detroit. And while used to primarily travel via car, a severe biking accident in 2017 left Amanda wheelchair-reliant, and requiring …

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How Has Transit Impacted Your Life?

Has public transit made a difference in your life? Has riding the bus saved you money you can better invest elsewhere? Or have you missed out on opportunities because of gaps and limitations in our transit systems? Tell us about it!! TRU is seeking Transit Impact Stories that share the real-life impact Detroit area transit …

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Welcome Kristen to the TRU team!

TRU is excited to welcome a new member to the TRU family – Kristen Milefchik! While working on her Masters of Social Work at Wayne State University, Kristen will help lead our Let’s Talk Transit peer-to-peer community engagement program, among other projects.

A lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, Kristen helped launch the Vote Yes for Regional Transit campaign last year.

We’re excited to have Kristen join the TRU family!