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The RTA and TRU need your help engaging people throughout the region to develop a regional transit system that we want, need and are willing to pay for!

Join us next Tuesday June 16 at TRU’s Summer Meeting to:

1) Learn the latest from the RTA about the transit projects they’re planning and how you and your community can help shape those decisions!

2) Share Why Transit Matters to YOU and your community!

3) Help get people throughout the region talking about Why Transit Matters with a fun contest and activities throughout the summer!

Next Tuesday, June 16, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Doors open at 5:30 to mingle, enjoy light refreshements, and review displays and actvities.

Presentation will begin at 6:15 pm

At the MSU Detroit Center

3408 Woodward Avenue, south of Mack/MLK

Free parking in lot at Woodward & Erskine

Please RSVP so we can order appropriately. 

Everyone is welcome! Bring friends & help spread the word!

Volunteer with TRU's Summer Outreach Team!

Get involved this summer getting our region talking abou why transit matters, to build support ahead of next year's transit funding vote. 

We're seeking outgoing dynamic people who love talking transit to join us at summer fairs, festivals, fireworks, and farmers markets. Mostly evenings and weekends, at such events as Detroit River Days, Arts Beats and Eats, and before the fireworks in Detroit, Birmingham, and Mt. Clemens. We'll provide the training and materials, you provide the smile and energy!

Contact Ruth with questions or SIGN UP TODAY (and check box for Community Engagement Volunteer). We'll contact you with more details over the next few weeks.

Other Upcoming Events

It's shaping up to be a very busy summer for transit-related events and activities! Here are a few upcoming events you might be interested in:

Coast-To-Coast Passenger Rail Public Meetings

Could Michigan's biggest cities be connected by passenger rail once again? That's what the Michigan Environmental Council is seeking to figure out, in partnership with MDOT, MARP, and AAATA. 

Public meetings will take place along the rail corridor of the proposed passenger rail service between Michigan's freshwater coasts known as the Detroit - Holland Passenger Rail Ridership and Cost Estimate Study, or simply the Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Study. The study is the first step toward reestablishing passenger rail service linking Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids.

  • This Thursday, June 18, 6:00-7:30 PM              
    • At the U-M Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Next Monday, June 22, 6:00-7:30 PM
    • At TheRide Boardroom, 2700 S. Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

A2D Rail Week

A2D Rail Week is a Whistle-Stop Week of Track-tion and education to raise public awareness of the proposed Ann Arbor - Detroit commuter rail service, and how it stands to benefit our communities. Hosted by the A2D Rail Alliance, festivities will include public meetings along the rail corridor, testimony by citizens and elected officials, and contests to win fabulous A2D Rail merchandise.

“As the new Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for metro Detroit begins planning an improved transportation system for the region, we must begin to discuss regional transit solutions we could support. As a region, we must collectively stand up for regional transit and commuter rail. If we want the infrastructure, we need the collective participation!”

  • Tomorrow June 11, 5:30-7:00pm
    • at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse
  • Friday June 12, 6:00-9:00pm
    • at the Mayor’s Green Fair on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor
For more information visit a2drail.org

 

MDOT open house on I-94 widening project

The Michigan Department of Transportation will host several open-house style meetings next month to gather public input on the I-94 rehab and widening project in Detroit. Residents and interested stakeholders are invited to talk with MDOT staff and consultants to learn their latest plans and share concerns and ideas.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 9 - 11 a.m. and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    • At Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Barth Hall), 4800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015, 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Wayne County Community College - Eastern Campus, 5901 Conner Ave., Detroit

According to MDOT, the I-94 project "will involve rebuilding 6.7 miles between Conner Avenue and I-96. Included in this project is utility and bridge replacement, improvements to freeway interchanges, the construction of continuous service drives, and an additional freeway lane. Bridge work will continue through 2018, with freeway work scheduled to begin in 2019.”




Thanks,
Megan

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