transit funding

DDOT needs a real fix, not a black-out or band-aid

What does DDOT think they’re hiding? Following demands from TRU and other bus advocates, the City of Detroit has for years been posting the DDOT Performance Dashboard each month. They’re introduced as such: The performance dashboard, updated monthly, provides a snapshot of DDOT’s operating performance and is one of many initiatives underway to increase transparency. These …

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NEW REPORT: Congressional Action On Transit Funding Could Transform Economic Opportunity In Michigan

A new report released today by the Alliance for a Just Society shows that if Congress acts this summer to fully fund public transit — including operational funds — Michigan would see significant economic and environmental benefits. TRU is pleased to be joined by Detroit People’s Platform and the Amalgamated Transit Union to promote it …

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MDOT’s plan for 2045: More of the same?

Michigan is facing a choice – a fork in the road: Will Michigan continue to spend billions on wider highways, despite the climate crisis, increasing road deaths, persistent inequity, and lots of people who don’t want to drive? Or will Michigan give more than just lip service to the virtues of transportation choices and finally …

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Rare Chance for Big New Federal Funding for Transit Operations!

Imagine if southeast Michigan bus lines ran every 10 minutes! (No more 45 minute or 2 hour waits for buses!) Imagine bus service prioritizing the most underprivileged communities! Imagine if all bus routes ran 24 hours a day, including weekends! Southeast Michigan’s transit system has long been underfunded, investing 1/3 what most major metro areas …

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Victory!! $30 Billion to #SaveTransit!

Transit was in crisis Transit agencies nationwide were devastated by COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders. Ridership plummeted while expenses jumped. Yet nurses, grocery clerks, and other essential workers have depended on the bus throughout – and we all depend on people who depend on transit! Essential emergency funding now signed into law On March 11, …

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