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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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‘Who Decides Transit?’ Virtual Town Hall Recap

Watch the Full Town Hall Event on Youtube Now                 Funding public transportation is a detailed political process most are unaware of. Accordingly, TRU held it’s third Virtual Town Hall this past Tuesday, “Who Decides Transit?”. The town hall attempted to unpack the various moving components of transit policy decision-making. Attendees heard from three policy …

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Who’s still riding?: Largely Women of Color

As transit riders continue living and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, bus agencies and transit advocates are too adjusting their work. To better understand public transit usage across the United States, TransitApp conducted an extensive survey of its app users this past March. When COVID-19 struck, transit ridership dropped by 77% nationwide. Although national ridership …

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