transportation equity

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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Board Member Spotlight: Wendy Ernzen

For this month’s “Who Is TRU?”, we want to honor five-year board member, Wendy Ernzen, who is stepping down from her position this month. Wendy first found TRU while serving as a consultant at the Woodward Avenue Action Association. During that time, Wendy observed how vital public transportation access is to building a competitive city.  …

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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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TRU Statement in Support of Black Lives and Black Communities

We at TRU strongly believe that Black Lives and Black Communities matter, now and always. We are outraged and appalled by the extrajudicial murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many other BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in this country.  TRU’s core mission is that everyone should be able to …

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“We can all be activists”: Patty Fedewa

Ask anyone close to TRU, and they likely know Patty Fedewa. Patty has been a staunch transit advocate for over 20 years, and a TRU affiliate since 2001. Patty carries a powerful voice in the Detroit transit community, speaking out against fare increases and service disruptions. She was even President of TRU in 2007. As …

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