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Join the Celebration of Regional Transit Progress!

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Support TRU's work to improve Detroit Transit!


You're invited, Supporter!

TRU's 4th annual Regional Transit Awards dinner will be on May 7 and you won't want to miss it!

Join transit staff, elected leaders, community advocates,  and other supporters for a wonderful evening celebrating important transit progress of the past year.

Twenty individuals will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to improving transit, in categories such as Unsung Heroes, Exemplary Innovation, and Transit Employee of the Year. One person in each category will bring home the coveted Regional Transit Award trophy! 

Buy your tickets today to enjoy the hors d'oeuvres reception, silent auction, three course dinner, wine, and awards ceremony for $75 each (if you buy your tickets before April 17). Full tables of 8 are available, so invite your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors too!

Sponsorship packages are also available, providing a great way to promote your company or organization's support for regional transit! Details available online or by contacting me. Join the sponsors who've already committed and be recognized online and in our program book:

  • M-1 Rail
  • Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
  • Neumann Smith Architects
  • Indian Trails
  • Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane, P.C.
  • McKeon Products, Inc.

There is still some room in our increasingly popular Silent Auction that showcases local businesses, artists, and cultural institutions. Get your products and/or gift certificates in the fame! Details available online or by contacting me. Please join me in thanking these early silent auction donors:

  • Arthur Murray Dance Studio 
  • Brooklyn Street Local
  • Detroit Princess Riverboat
  • Detroit Puppet ART Theatre
  • Foran's Grand Trunk Pub
  • Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres
  • The Inn on Ferry Street
  • Artist Linda Logan
  • Majestic Theatre Center
  • Slows BBQ

Past attendees have enjoyed these events enormously as an opportunity to bring the regional transit community together in celebration, mingling bus drivers with state senators, activists with business leaders, and transit agency staff with community leaders. 

There is so much to celebrate in our effort for world-class transit, yet so much more work to be done. Please join us in making this the best Regional Transit Awards yet!


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