I consider 2014 a good year of progress for Detroit area transit, don't you Supporter?
While we're still lacking sufficient reliable transit options and improvement is still too slow, there has been substantial progress.
Check out the 2014 Detroit area Transit Year-in-Review I created to summarize the year, including:
- New RTA CEO Michael Ford!
- M-1 Rail streetcar under construction
- The first RTA Citizen's Advisory Committe
- Two successful bus millage campaigns
- DDOT leadership efforts toward improvement
- New transit centers in Dearborn and Troy
- Transit included in the state road funding proposal
Not a bad year, huh?!
So who do you feel has done great work to improve transit over the past year?
Who should be recognized for their hard work and dedication?
Who are transit’s unsung heroes?
Nominate them for a Regional Transit Award!
TRU is gearing up for the 2015 Regional Transit Awards dinner and we need your help to identify who should be recognized this year. Potential categories could include:
- Transit Employee of the Year,
- Corporate Transit Champion,
- Exemplary Innovation Award,
- Under 30 – Breakthrough Transit Champion,
- Unsung Hero, or
- Forward Motion Award for Most Effective Public Servant
Visit www.DetroitTransit.org/AwardShow to make nominations, sign up to volunteer, or otherwise learn more about the 2015 Regional Transit Awards.
Nominations are open now through February 15, 2015. Current TRU staff and board members are NOT eligible, nor are people who won in the past three years. Past nominees who were not awarded CAN be renominated.
The Regional Transit Awards team will review all the nominations that come in and develop a short list of categories and nominees for recognition at the Award ceremony on May 7, 2015. An independent panel of judges will select the winner in each category from the short list of nominees.
Help us recognize exceptional individuals and organizations and their unique contributions to improve transit:
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION TODAY!
Please forward this or otherwise share it with anyone who may want to make nominations or review our year-in-review.
Lastly, if you're looking for ways to help improve transit, consider volunteering with TRU!
We particularly need help right now in a few specific ways:
1) Seeking sponsors, silent auction donations, table captains, and attendees for our Regional Transit Awards,
2) Videotaping major transit events, plus editing and putting them online, and
3) In-office data-entry (by someone with solid computer skills and workday availability).
Complete our quick volunteer interest survey or call Ruth Johnson at the office at 313-963-8872 to discuss ways to get involved.
I look forward to working together for an even greater 2015!
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