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HiSupporter! Haven't heard much about or from the RTA? Time to change that, with a petition on their plan and the last chance to apply for the RTA Citizens' Advisory Committee!  Read on . . . 

 Tell the RTA that Good Transit is Worth Paying For!!

In the coming months, the new Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will develop an updated Regional Transit Plan detailing how they plan to improve transit.  

We want to make sure that plan matches what you want and need – that’s why we are asking for your support.  

What improvements are important to you?  

And because transit doesn’t come free, are you willing to pay a little more taxes for these improvements?  

If so, tell the RTA how YOU want transit to improve your life and boost our region!

Sign our online petition!

Then urge your friends to do the same!  And thanks!!

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 Help Build Broad Support for Transit Investment:  Volunteer with TRU!

This summer, as with every summer, TRU staff and volunteers are out at fairs, festivals, farmers markets and other great events talking transit.  We're inviting people to share their opinions on transit improvements and investment with the new RTA (similar to the above petition), along with sharing important transit information with them.

This work is essential to building the broad public support we need to make major improvements in transit throughout our region.  We've already gotten over 1,000 people to share their ideas and support.  But we need your help to reach over 3,000!  

Come help us!

Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator Mel Selman to find out all the details and opportunities!

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Apply for the RTA's Citizen Advisory Committee - Due This Week!

The Regional Transit Authority is seeking applications for the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).  Applications must be in by this Friday, July 18.

The CAC will advise the RTA on transit issues, make suggestions for improvements in transit service, and advocate for greater funding for public transportation.  It will be made up of up to 30 people from across the four-county region, including:
 - Transit users (40%)
 - Senior citizens
 - People with disabilities
 - People representing businesses, labor, community, 
senior, disability-rights, and faith-based organizations.

They're looking for people who know about and can communicate knowledgeably about RTA and public transit in general.  Regular riders are especially welcome, but so are non-riders.  

Download the RTA-approved CAC Policy for more details.  To apply, submit a completed application to JacksonS3@Michigan.gov by Friday, July 19 at 3pm.  

 

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Office Manager Opening

We need an experienced office manager to help coordinate our small but busy office of transit advocates and volunteers.  

Do you or someone you know have demonstrated experience managing a small office, great time management, and strong computer skills?

Apply to work as TRU's part-time Office Manager

Application deadline extended to this Sunday July 21!

The successful candidate will be efficient and well-organized, with great time management skills, and a focus on supporting the team's success.

Download the job description and apply today.

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For even more up-to-the-minute updates, videos, articles, and more, make sure to like TRU on our Facebook page:   Support Detroit Transit.  And make sure to add your thoughts and share our posts with your friends!

And per special request, here's a picture of my baby daughter, two-months old and doing great in her specially-designed TRU onsie!

Thanks,    

                      Megan

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