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Powerful energy at State of Transit 2024!

The transit community kicked off 2024 strong at TRU’s annual State of Transit event on Tuesday, January 30. More than 100 people came out in person, plus another 75 virtually, to talk with and hear 14 fabulous speakers each discuss the State of Transit in the Detroit region. Special thanks to Wayne State’s Office of …

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TRU 2023 Year-in-Review

Overall, 2023 was a challenging year for Detroit area public transit, with a major driver shortage resulting in a devastating no-show bus crisis, which may nearing resolution in early 2024. Despite struggles, transit riders, advocates, and allies came together with TRU for major wins in state transit funding and Oakland County transit expansion. Throughout the …

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Transit Tuesday Talk Recap: Regional Transit Planning

Some of Metro Detroit’s top transportation leaders gathered with TRU on October 24 to talk about regional transit planning at our latest Transit Tuesday Talk. Representatives of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA), the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transit (SMART), and the Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) spoke last Tuesday at …

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Tell Twelve Oaks Mall: Bring the bus to the door!

Update, January 25th 2024: Following persistent pressure from both riders and mall workers, SMART and Twelve Oaks management have announced they are close to reaching an agreement! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months as the necessary legal proceedings are conducted to grant SMART property access. Thank you to everyone who emailed, spoke …

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