transit funding

The State of Transit 2023: TRU Annual Meeting

Thanks everyone who made this an excellent event Including our nine speakers, 70 in-person attendees, and 90 virtual attendees!! Please enjoy these recordings, if you missed it or want to revisit it. More recap coming soon: Top transit leaders, advocates, and riders will share progress from 2022, plans for improvements in 2023, and your role …

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Time for the State of Michigan to Invest in Great Transit!!

Michigan leaders are currently deciding how to spend more than $10 billion in federal infrastructure investments and billions more in stimulus and other surpluses. That’s on top of the $5 billion the Michigan Department of Transportation spends every year. “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you …

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Donate to TRU Today to Support a Better Transit Tomorrow!

The TRU community won big on county transit ballot measures, demonstrating that our transit advocacy works. Next up: Leverage that momentum to seize the opportunity of new state leadership to win big for transit in the Michigan Legislature. In this year’s successful campaign to defend transit in Macomb County and expand transit throughout all of …

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Big Win for Public Transit!

Wow. We always knew people support public transportation. But few of us expected how widespread the support is, once elected officials get out of the way! According to unofficial election results from the Nov 8 vote: Oakland County expanded transit countywide for the first time ever with 57% support! And Macomb County renewed SMART with …

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Vote YES for County Transit: Why and How

Voters throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties are deciding whether to maintain and expand public transit. On the November 8 ballot will be: The Macomb County Public Transit millage – to renew the millage that funds SMART and local transit providers The Oakland County Public Transit millage – to renew SMART and rural transit services AND …

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