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Transit Investments Win Nationwide!

While regional transit funding was not on our metro Detroit ballots, communities all across the country voted on related investments – and they overwhelmingly passed! We cheer the gains for transit and addressing climate change as measures were approved across the country in Austin, San Antonio, Seattle, Missoula, Denver, and in California’s San Francisco’s Bay …

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Vote YES on Proposal 1: Tapping Into Transit

Watch the Full Conversation Now on Youtube This November, it is crucial that everyone get out and vote for the issues that matter to us. One ballot proposal Detroiters might be less aware of is Proposal 20-1, which will extend and expand funding for the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Proposal 1 has great potential …

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The Formula for Great Transit

TRU is dedicated to ensuring everyone can get where they need to go in the metro Detroit area, regardless of whether they drive. So what would it really take to accomplish this? There is no silver bullet solution to universal mobility – it must be a wide range of options working together. Different modes work …

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On November 8, the People Will Decide!

The Regional Transit Authority has officially voted to place the regional transit funding measure on the Nov 8 ballot! This is a truly momentous occasion: For the very first time, people throughout all 4 counties of southeast Michigan will have a chance to vote on investing in improved regional transit.

It looked for a while that this day would not come. When the Oakland and Macomb board members refused to support placing it on the ballot on July 21 and again on July 28, we feared regional transit efforts would be delayed for years!

Getting this on the ballot did come at a price – each County and the City of Detroit will all have to affirmatively approve all future changes in the transit plan and allocations of state and federal funding coming to southeast Michigan. While the sausage-making isn’t always pretty, we got the outcome we needed.

Time to get down to work persuading people throughout southeast Michigan to VOTE YES for RTA on November 8!