people with disabilities

Board Member Spotlight: Wendy Ernzen

For this month’s “Who Is TRU?”, we want to honor five-year board member, Wendy Ernzen, who is stepping down from her position this month. Wendy first found TRU while serving as a consultant at the Woodward Avenue Action Association. During that time, Wendy observed how vital public transportation access is to building a competitive city.  …

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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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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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