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As you're giving thanks, Supporter, please consider giving to TRU! Our work for better buses, real rapid transit, and just transportation investments is only possible through donations of transit supporters like you. Thanks!

New Report Card:  DDOT Still Fails to Provide Adequate Bus Service; Earned a "D" 

In TRU's new Report Card, DDOT earned a “D” grade for just 67% of buses arriving on time during a recent week of on-the-ground observations. 

It is outrageous that for riders working six days a week, DDOT would make them late twice every week – clearly unacceptable to any boss. How can people get ahead if they cannot get around?! 

While there has been some improvement, but there continues to be insufficient bus service provided on an unreliable schedule.

Detroit will continue to struggle economically until everyone can be a productive member of society, regardless of whether or not they drive a car! 

Support Detroit Transit:  Donate to TRU!

As you give thanks and plan your year-end giving, Supporter, please consider giving to TRU.  


1)  Transportation is essential to get to work, buy groceries, visit doctors, and more.  

2)  People who cannot drive must rely on public transit for these daily needs.

3)  Public transit in Detroit fails the needs of thousands in our community who depend on it.  

That's why TRU is dedicated to improving transit throughout greater Detroit.  TRU works to build public understanding and mobilize public support for a high quality transit system that leaves no one behind. Together we can persuade our region’s leaders to make the necessary investments to build that system.

For more than ten years, TRU has built public support and ensured that transit has been included in critical public debates, whether in Detroit, Lansing or beyond. We are broadly seen as the transit advocate for greater Detroit, turned to by media and decision makers alike for reliable facts and realistic recommendations.    

Help us succeed in our mission. Donate Today!  It is simple and secure to donate online.  

With your help we can move this region forward, ensuring all people have reliable access to jobs and giving our region the economic boost it needs! 

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Have a very happy Thanksgiving!  We'll be enjoying Thanksgiving with our families, so the TRU office will be closed Thursday and Friday.

And as always, feel free to contact us before or after with any comments, questions, ideas or concerns.  We're always interested in hearing from you! 


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