What is your New Year's resolution for Detroit Supporter?
More job opportunities?
A way to get home from the bar safely?
How about more and better transit for Detroit and the whole region?
2014 is the year to make it happen! The RTA provides an incredible opportunity to make major improvements in transit throughout the region. Better coordination, new rapid transit, and more!
As Detroit’s transit advocate, TRU is poised with the education, engagement, and advocacy needed to build public support and mobilize RTA action.
And we need your support. Before the big D drops on 2013,
Make Your Donation to TRU.
It’s easy and secure to give online. You can get a tax-deduction. Most important, you’ll support the advocacy essential to improving Detroit area transit.
2013 was an important building year for Detroit transit:
The Regional Transit Authority was formed, hired a CEO, and selected a Citizens’ Advisory Committee.
The RTA’s Providers Advisory Committee held regular discussions about improving coordination, including a single fare card good on all public transit in the region.
M-1 Rail has started preliminary construction work and set up Business and Community Advisory Councils.
Plans are coming into shape for rapid transit serving the entire 27 miles of Woodward Avenue.
2014 could be even bigger, with the first-ever opportunity for southeast Michigan voters to choose to invest in improving and expanding regional transit. If passed, this would nearly double local investment in transit, providing funding for rapid transit on Woodward, Gratiot, and elsewhere, plus other transit improvements.
To make sure funding succeeds, TRU is launching a broad coalition effort to build public support for investing in regional transit, along with the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ecology Center, and many others. Persuading over one million southeast Michigan voters to invest in transit is an unprecedented effort that we can’t let fail. That’s why your support is so essential.
Help support TRU’s leadership in doubling local transit funding!
A small, effective group, TRU depends on individual donations for much of our support. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way towards revitalizing Detroit area transit and our region.
Together we’ll make sure 2014 is our best year yet!
Happy New Year!!
TRU Executive Director
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