transit funding

What’s Next for the RTA: This Week on Tapping into Transit

Watch the Full Conversation on Youtube Now This week on Tapping into Transit, we are joined by Ben Stupka from the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Despite an RTA millage not being on the ballot this year, the RTA remains busy with new regional transit developments. During the brief conversation, Ben details just exactly who is …

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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 Decides Transit? A Virtual Town Hall – Oct 13

Sure, transit agencies run bus service but who else makes major decisions that impact transit? Register today to learn about the federal, state, and local roles in deciding transit from special guests from Transportation for America, RTA, and the Michigan Public Transit Association. Then discuss ways that YOU can influence these important decision-makers to demand …

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Board Member Spotlight: Paul Jones III

Just try it out The bus has always been on Paul Jones IIIs’ mind, even when he wasn’t riding Paul grew up on Detroit’s Northwest side, yet the bus was not a part of Paul’s lifestyle growing up. “My dad rode in the 70’s & 80’s…but [growing up] during pre-bankruptcy Detroit, getting on the bus …

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Keep Our City Rolling: Give Today to Defend Transit!

For twenty years, TRU has fought for Detroit area transit, through every crisis and every opportunity. Member donations make it possible. Join TRU today! Most recently, we helped win emergency transit funding: When COVID-19 struck, bus ridership plummeted 70%. Bus agencies stopped charging fares and doubled their cleaning regimes. Their budgets were headed off a …

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