In just one week, we got over 750 people signed onto a petition calling on MDOT to improve their long-range transportation plan!
People signed from not only our normal supportive areas of Ferndale, Ann Arbor and Detroit, we got signers from every corner of Michigan!
- From larger cities like Kalamazoo, Jackson, Grand Rapids, and Lansing;
- From suburbs like Northville, Utica, Livonia, and Rochester Hills;
- From smaller towns like Dexter, Dewitt,Sutton's Bay, and Fremont;
- From far flung reaches of the state, including Iron River, Ludington, Mackinac Island, and Caro;
- And from places I've never even heard of like Kingsley, Alto, Elsie, Grawn, Pelke, Bellaire, Muir, Fife Lake and more!
We even got signers from Denver, Seattle, West Paducah KY, Holland (the country, not city), Delgany Ireland, and more.
And they didn't just sign, most added powerful and personal reasons why:
- "Because I have to get up at 4am to make a 8 am class on Saturday the bus in my city don't run early enough or I have to walk 30 min to catch a bus that does."
- "Three out of four members of my family have been seriously injured by motor vehicles while riding our bicycles."
- "We need to build places that are worth caring about rather than places that are easy to drive through."
- "We are each of us one accident or one illness away from needing Public Transportation!
- "More and more friends are aging and losing their license and NEED public transportation."
- "I would move back to detroit if there were more public transit options!"
- "Environment, economy, health. What other reasons do you want?"
THANK YOU to everyone who signed!!!
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Hiring a Part-Time Bus Campaign Coordinator!
TRU is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented person to coordinate its bus campaign on a temporary, contractual basis.
The Bus Campaign Coordinator will help recruit, train and coordinate volunteers who will be observing, evaluating and documenting Detroit Dept. of Transportation (DDOT) bus service at designated times and at various pre-selected locations in metro Detroit. The Coordinator may also assist in analyzing data, compiling a report and recommendations, and coordinating the presentation of the report to key public officials and to the media. Access to reliable transportation is required, because the Coordinator will need to travel to the various locations where the volunteers will be assigned.
This is a part-time (25 hours/week) paid position which is expected to last 6-8 weeks from September to mid-November 2012. Compensation commensurate with experience. No employment benefits will be provided. The Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director.
Download the full job description for additional details. Please apply by September 15.