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Tapping Into Transit: Who is TRU?

Watch the Full Conversation on YouTube This time on “Tapping Into Transit”, we take a step back and ask the question: “just who is TRU?”. TRU is well-known in transit circles, but some of our supporters may not know the story & original mission behind Transportation Riders United. If we don’t invest in quality public …

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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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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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