Oakland County Leaders Commit to Tackle the Climate Crisis!

Climate change is real. Climate change is happening. Deadly heat waves. More dangerous floods. Bigger, more deadly storms. Tropical diseases spreading north. Climate change is already hurting Michigan, the US, and the entire world, and is poised to get much worse! Thankfully, some of our political leaders recognize this threat and are doing everything they …

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“Freedom to Explore”: Bianca’s Transit Impact Story

Bianca Miles is TRU’s 2020-2021 Wayne State Social Work Intern and a lifelong Detroit bus rider. Using her interest in policy advocacy, Bianca has organized our recent Legislative Roundtables, bringing regional legislators in conversation with riders and other advocates. Bianca has also assisted in bus rider canvassing and with other TRU events. TRU thanks Bianca …

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Victory!! $30 Billion to #SaveTransit!

Transit was in crisis Transit agencies nationwide were devastated by COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders. Ridership plummeted while expenses jumped. Yet nurses, grocery clerks, and other essential workers have depended on the bus throughout – and we all depend on people who depend on transit! Essential emergency funding now signed into law On March 11, …

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DDOT and SMART bring back fares March 15. Is it the right time?

DDOT and SMART plan to start charging fares again on March 15. But why should riders start paying full fares for less than full service? Fares were suspended last year as part of COVID safety efforts, in order to reduce the amount of time riders spend next to the driver and enable back door boarding …

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Tuesday March 2nd – Action Day to #SaveTransit!

Today, Tuesday, March 2nd, TRU is calling all our members to speak out and help #SaveTransit! Congress will soon be voting on the federal COVID-19 Relief Bill, which currently includes $30 billion dollars for federal transit funding. If passed, these funds would be critical to keeping transit agencies operating into the coming years, despite massive …

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