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Greetings Supporter! These few weeks between the election and Thanksgiving are a busy busy time. Before your Thanksgiving stupor kicks in, don't miss these great upcoming transit-related events.

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

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?

Don't miss TRU's fall meeting:

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

at the MSU Detroit Center

Come 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. 

Our packed lineup of expert speakers includes:

Even if you don't live along Woodward, these projects will have an impact where you as they may shape our region for years to come.

Refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP by email, on Facebook, or to 313-963-8872. 

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 Help Plan TRU's 2014 Regional Transit Awards Dinner!

TRU is planning our third annual Regional Transit Awards fundraising dinner - a event that recognizes top regional transit supporters, while also providing essential financial support for TRU’s advocacy.  

We need your help to make this event great!

Whether choosing the categories for the awards, writing press releases, or selling tickets for the award show, we need your to help. Review the roles and join the team where you can best invest your talents and skills.

Please RSVP to attend our Regional Transit Awards Planning Dinner next Thursday 11/21 - meet some great TRU leaders, enjoy nice nibbles, learn all about the event, and get involved!

 

 Moving Our Metro: A Day of Regional Thinking, Planning and Doing    

On November 18, the Michigan Suburbs Alliance and its partners will bring city officials and staff, transportation advocates and other stakeholders together with experts from around the country to discuss how we can leverage federal transportation programs to advance our region. They’re calling the event, Moving Our Metro: A Day of Regional Thinking, Planning and Doing, and you’re invited! 

They’ll kick off the day with the Suburbs Alliance Annual Meeting, followed by a Regional Planning Mini-Conference and a public workshop called TAP into Possibilities. They’re bringing in experts from more than a dozen organizations including PolicyLinkPlacematters, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, TRU and MDOT, who will run sessions on scenario planning, cargo-oriented development (COD), progressive metrics, TAP funding and how we move forward with the new RTA (the last one being the session I'm presenting!).

Register TODAY by 12noon, so you don't miss out!

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 Public Meetings on the Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Projects Coming Soon 

SEMCOG invites you to learn more about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and why it is moving forward as the preferred mode for further analysis. Come out to an upcoming public meeting and give your input about the latest project developments.

New information that will be presented includes:

  • Proposed Alignments: What roadways will the BRT travel on
  • Travel Times: How long will it take to travel from downtown Detroit to Pontiac on the BRT?
  • Feeder Bus Network: How will BRT operate with existing SMART and DDOT service?
  • Ridership: How many riders are projected to utilize BRT?
  • Next Steps: What happens after a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) is selected? Who are the decision-makers?

Come to one of six open house meetings to learn more and share your opinion (download the flyer for more details):

  • Tuesday Dec 3, 6-8pm at Beaumont in Royal Oak
  • Thursday Dec 5, 5:30-7:30 at the Berkley Community Center
  • Saturday Dec 7, 11am-1pm at St Joseph Hospital in Pontiac
  • Monday Dec 9, 6-8pm at MSU Detroit Center 
  • Tuesday Dec 10, 6-8pm at Next Energy in Detroit
  • Wednesday Dec 11, 6-8pm at Coolidge School in Ferndale

Please share this information with all who may be interested!

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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 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!

Thanks,    

                      Megan

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