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A Transit Action Agenda for Michigan: The Soft Launch of TRU’s State Policy Agenda

The Transit Action Agenda for Michigan is a pathway to improved transportation policy at a state level in Michigan. This report soft launch is open to contribution by allies and advocates of transit with any expertise, as we hope to provide a goal for legislators to come to after the break. Detailing funding for transportation …

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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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Transit as a Key Piece to the Population Puzzle

For more info on the Growing Michigan Together Council, view their website: https://growingmichigan.org/ Governor Whitmer appointed the Growing Michigan Together Council to “advise the governor on specific policies to grow Michigan’s population” and “set Michigan up for success in the 21st Century.” The Infrastructure and Places Workgroup is tasked “to propose long-term, sustainable, and equitable …

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Save Our Service: New TRU Report Spotlights Bus Crisis, Demands Regional Leaders Get Involved!

Today, TRU released a new report spotlighting the ongoing crisis of sparce and no-show buses that is devastating bus riders throughout the region. SMART and DDOT are both running 20-30% less service than pre-pandemic and riders still suffer through regular no-show buses, causing them to miss classes, waste money, and even lose jobs. All because …

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