Big promises on transit from President-Elect Biden

Public transit advocates have good reason to be optimistic about how public transit will fare under President-Elect Joe Biden. While getting legislation through the Senate will be challenging, he has bold goals for improving transit. President-Elect Biden’s Big Commitments In the transition team’s newly published Build Back Better website, Biden commits to: “Provide every American …

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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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Transit left out of Whitmer’s idea of “Future Mobility”

Weeks after kicking off her carbon neutrality plan for Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer created a critical mobility council Wednesday that included no environmental, transit or non-motorized leaders. In a statement shared with media Thursday, TRU joined Michigan Environmental Council and Environmental Law & Policy Center are calling on Gov. Whitmer to add at least one …

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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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‘Who Decides Transit?’ Virtual Town Hall Recap

Watch the Full Town Hall Event on Youtube Now                 Funding public transportation is a detailed political process most are unaware of. Accordingly, TRU held it’s third Virtual Town Hall this past Tuesday, “Who Decides Transit?”. The town hall attempted to unpack the various moving components of transit policy decision-making. Attendees heard from three policy …

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