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What a difference a year makes!

One year ago, we despaired of ever getting an RTA.

Today, we’ve got a Regional Transit Authority in place! A Board, CEO, Providers’ Committee, and soon a Citizens’ Advisory Committee, all focused on improving our region's transit.

One year from today, we could be celebrating a huge influx of new money to improve transit, if the RTA proposes and voters approve dedicated regional transit funding.

Help make that next victory possible:

Join TRU's Sustainer program today.

Thanks to support from members like you Supporter, TRU was there last year to help push the RTA legislation through.

Thanks to support from members like you, TRU has been there this year working closely with the RTA board and staff to make it as strong and effective as possible.

And with ongoing support from members like you, TRU will be there next year to lead the effort to get regional transit funding on the ballot and to build the broad public support needed for the funding campaign to succeed. 

Help make sure TRU has the support we need to advocate improved transit throughout the year:

Become a TRU Sustainer! 

TRU’s Sustainer Program is a convenient, secure way to support Detroit transit improvement. As a Sustainer, your contributions are processed automatically from your credit card weekly, monthly, or quarterly, at whatever level is right for you.  

Revitalize Our Economy

Redevelop Our Cities

Improve Our Quality of Life

Quality transit can achieve all of these. TRU is your voice working every day for more and better public transit.

But we can’t do it alone.

Join our sustainer program or give a one-time contribution online or by mailing a check to the TRU office at 500 Griswold, Suite 1650, Detroit MI 48226.  

However you choose to give, thanks for everything you do to support TRU and Detroit transit. We are truly on the cusp of something amazing.

 What's Up Woodward? Find Out at TRU's Fall Meeting Nov 19!

M-1 Rail. 

Bus Rapid Transit.

Complete Streets.

There are a lot of transit-related efforts on Michigan's main street these days! What do they all mean for improved transit mobility?

Join us at TRU's fall meeting next Tuesday to learn what each project is, how they expect to interact, and how each is expected to help improve transit in the corridor.  Plus get your questions answered and find out how to have your say on these essential projects. 

Next Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

At the MSU Detroit Center (Woodward, south of Mack)

Speakers include:

  • Sommer Woods, M-1 Rail
  • Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG Transportation Director
  • Paul Toliver, new DDOT Director
  • Debbie Schutt, Woodward Avenue Action Association Director
  • And me, Megan Owens, TRU Executive Director

Even if you don't live along Woodward, these projects will have an impact where you live too.

Refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP by Friday (Nov 15) on Facebook, by email, or at 313-963-8872. 

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And FYI, our website has been hacked several times and we've lost a good portion of the information that had been posted there. We will be overhauling the website this fall with new information, interactivity, and style. Please forgive it's lack of detail and polish in the meanwhile!



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