Meet New RTA CEO Michael Ford at TRU's Fall Meeting
Please also support TRU's work to improve Detroit transit!
Reminder - TRU's big fall meeting is next Monday evening and you won't want to miss it!
TRU's Fall Meeting featuring Michael Ford
Next Monday, Nov. 10, 6:00-8:00pm
At the Arab American National Museum
(13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126)
Please join us in welcoming the first-ever Chief Executive of the Regional Transit Authority for southeast Michigan.
Hear from Mr. Ford about his goals and plans to improve southeast Michigan transit and ask him your questions.
Plus, get updates about recent transit progress and ways to get involved with TRU in improving transit.
This is a free event, open to all, so bring friends!!
Reception at 6:00pm with light refreshments.
Program from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, including Q&A.
Please enter from the rear of the building - turn onto Neckel Street to access free parking and the rear entrance. The Museum is on Michigan Ave bus routes.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Other upcoming events and opportunities:
TRU is seeking energetic and talented individuals to expand our Board of Directors. TRU's board plays a critical role setting policies and goals and ensuring TRU has the financial resources to succeed.
We seek a board as diverse as the region, thus are especially seeking people with strong connections to Detroit and Macomb County. We also seek skills including financial oversight, fundraising, marketing, and organizational development. If you are interested this opportunity, please review our Becoming A Board Member document. Applications are due by November 20.
The RTA's Citizens' Advisory Council is accepting applications for 2015-16 now through Nov 17. The purpose of the Regional Transit Authority-Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is to advise the RTA on transit issues, make suggestions for improvements in transit service, and advocate for greater funding for public transportation. The CAC is especially seeking:
- Residents of Macomb County
- Users of public transportation
- Senior citizens and people with disabilities
- Individuals representing business, labor, community, and faith-based organizations
Download the RTA's CAC policy document for more information. Download the CAC application and submit it to CACapp@live.com by 3pm on Nov 17 to be considered.
Metro Coalition of Congregations is hosting a big Build Transit, Build Business summit on November 18 at Ford Field. "This event will develop deeper engagement with the RTA and promote participation in transit planning and in a robust public education and community outreach program. Your involvement is essential because a regional transit system that responds to your needs will connect the region to keep our economy growing!" Learn more and register online.
Have your say on Chicago-Detroit Passenger Rail
Have opinions about routing the trains and how to speed up the trip to Chicago?
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has initiated a program to evaluate passenger rail improvements for the Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac passenger rail corridor. An analysis is underway now about how to develop more rapid rail including route alternatives, proposed new stations, upgrading tracks and train equipment and much more.
Review plans for improvements and share your comments at www.GreatLakesRail.org. Public feedback and concerns are being sought through December 19.
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