If you think improved transit can improve the greater Detroit region, you won't want to miss the:
TRU Annual Meeting: featuring
the State of Regional Transit
and a special program on
Community Engagement in Transit Decisions
co-sponsored by the Wayne State Law School
When: This Thursday, January 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Reception at 5:30 pm
Where: Wayne State Law School Auditorium
471 W. Palmer, west of Cass in midtown Detroit
Open to all! Bring friends!
At this event, you’ll:
- Learn how your community can help shape regional transit decisions
- Hear the State of Regional Transit
- Vote on TRU board members (if you’ve donated this year - slate listed below)
In coming months, the RTA will want to hear from you as they decide:
- What should the top transit priorities be for the region?
- What’s the best way to provide rapid transit on Gratiot and Michigan Ave?
- Are there concerns about Woodward BRT plans?
The best plans come from having the most voices productively involved. That’s why we want you, your organization, and your neighbors to be prepared to answer these questions and make your voice heard.
- 5:30 pm - Registration and reception with light refreshments
- 6:30 pm - TRU Business Meeting featuring boardmember elections
- 7:00 pm - State of Regional Transit presentation
- 7:30 pm - Program on Community Engagement and Opportunities for Involvement
- 8:30 pm - Closing
RSVP today for the
TRU Annual Meeting on Community Engagement in Transit Decisions
Everyone welcome to attend, so please forward this to friends, colleagues or groups who may be interested.
Note: located near several transit lines, including Hamilton, Crosstown, and Woodward.
Parking is available for $7 in the structure across Palmer from the Law School. Credit card or WSU One Card required.
Special thanks to the Wayne State University Law School for sponsoring this event!!
TRU Board Elections:
During the Business Meeting portion of the event, anyone who has donated to TRU in the past 12 months will have an opportunity to vote on a slate of candidates for TRU's Board of Directors. Recommended to newly join the TRU Board for 2015-2017:
- Dave Kuziemko, a retired Comerica VP from Sterling Heights;
- Paul Lippens, who works with McKenna Associates and lives in Ypsilanti;
- Martin Moore, who runs senior transit for the Detroit Area Agency on Aging and lives in Pontiac;
- Michele Prud’homme, a retired accounting manager from Ferndale;
- Ramya Swayamprakash, an urban planning masters student from Lawrence Tech in Southfield; and
- Shamsuddin Syed, entrepreneurial businessman finishing his MBA from Oxford and lives in Bloomfield Hills.
Also recommended for additional 3-year terms on the TRU Board are current board members:
- Meagan Costea, a freelance designer from Dearborn who has served as Board Secretary since 2012 and is chairing the Regional Transit Awards fundraiser;
- Kelly Logan, a computer specialist with Rapid Technologies from Dearborn who has been on the Board since 2009 and is currently Board President;
- Bob Prud'homme, a sustainability expert and architect with Concept 21 in Ferndale, served on the board from 2001-2007, and again since 2012 as Vice-President; and
- Marcia Yakes, a retired Detroit bus rider who has served on the board for most of the past 15 years!
Hope to see you there for this important and exciting meeting!
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