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Among the many amazing people and projects being recognized are these nominees for the Exemplary Innovation Award:
- Two Women, Four Wheels bloggers Melissa Damaschke and Julie Funke, who got people talking about the benefits and challenges of biking and busing around metro Detroit, all because they wanted to go to happy hour without worrying about driving their cars. Follow their amusing, infuriating, and empowering tales at 2women4wheels.blogspot.com and they use social media to manifest change.
- Sit On It Detroit, founded by Wayne State students Kyle Bartell and Charles Molnar, a nonprofit that creates combined bus benches and bookshelves out of reclaimed wood from abandoned houses and stocks them with a mini library of donated books. By improving quality of life for transit users, they hope to improve image of public transportation in Detroit. In Kyle's words, "We're trying to make it cool to catch the bus again."
- Michael Ford, CEO of AAATA The Ride, who spent more than two years engaging leaders and community members to create a public transit expansion plan to meet the needs of transit riders, elected officials, businesses and – hopefully – the voting public.
- myride2 - managed by the Area Agency on Aging 1b - is an easy to use approach to managing the mobility needs of Southeast Michigan's rapidly aging population who don't have access to their own means of personal transportation. This one-call system conveniently connects the region’s seniors through trained mobility specialists to a transportation option that works for them.
All of these nominees will be recognized and celebrated at the 2014 Regional Transit Awards dinner on Thursday evening May 8. An independent panel of judges will select one winner to be announced at the event. Plus nominees will be celebrated and winners announced in five other catagories.
Come join the celebration of these innovative efforts and support TRU's work as Detroit's transit advocate at the same time. RSVP today!
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