Can Transit Help Solve the Climate Crisis?

The transportation sector is now the largest source of the pollution causing climate change. That’s NOT due to airplanes and cruise ships – but to people driving cars and trucks everywhere they need to go every day. Autonomous and electric vehicles may help, but not alone – not without providing people attractive affordable alternatives to …

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Who’s still riding?: Largely Women of Color

As transit riders continue living and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, bus agencies and transit advocates are too adjusting their work. To better understand public transit usage across the United States, TransitApp conducted an extensive survey of its app users this past March. When COVID-19 struck, transit ridership dropped by 77% nationwide. Although national ridership …

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“Transit During COVID-19” Town Hall Summary

On Wednesday, July 8th, TRU proudly hosted its’ first in a series of virtual town hall events, “Transit during COVID-19”. The town hall conversation explored challenges and connected transit riders and advocates with service provider executives. You can watch it online (CLICK FOR VIDEO), enjoy this summary below, and/or read media analyses of the event …

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Virtual Town Hall: Safe(r) Transit During COVID-19

Join us (through your computer or phone) on July 8 to talk transit! COVID upended everything. Yet transit remains vital so people can access work, groceries, and doctors. How have transit agencies responded?What’s being done to ensure bus safety?What’s next for Detroit area transit? Join transit leaders, riders, and supporters to explore how transit agencies …

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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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