Virtual Town Hall: Safe(r) Transit During COVID-19

Join us (through your computer or phone) on July 8 to talk transit! COVID upended everything. Yet transit remains vital so people can access work, groceries, and doctors. How have transit agencies responded?What’s being done to ensure bus safety?What’s next for Detroit area transit? Join transit leaders, riders, and supporters to explore how transit agencies …

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TRU supports INVEST Act proposed in US House

While most transportation decisions are local, the federal government sets an important standard and shapes critical investments throughout the nation. For far too long, that federal direction has encouraged wasteful spending on wider highways with minimal transit support beyond occasional new buses. The US House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released their draft proposal for long-term …

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The State of Detroit Area Transit: Limited yet Improving

The State of Detroit Transit is Improving!

After many years of struggle and decline, public transit is finally starting to get better. It’s far from good enough, with too many people still waiting for late buses or left completely without options. Yet improvements are coming and the future looks bright.

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is actively planning rapid transit on Woodward, Gratiot, and Michigan Ave, while also evaluating developing a plan to improve transit through the entire four-county region.

DDOT has made major improvements from their horrendous service a year ago. With new buses and drivers, they are finally providing nearly 100% of their scheduled service, with even more improvements to come.

Read on for more information and details of Detroit area transit progress in 2015.