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Get Involved in Improving Transit at TRU's Summer Meeting 

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The RTA and TRU need your help engaging people throughout the region to develop a great regional transit system - one that our region wants, needs and is willing to pay for!

Join us this evening at TRU’s Summer Meeting to:

1) Learn the latest from RTA COO Tiffany Gunter about the transit projects they’re planning and how you 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!

TODAY, 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 about why transit matters so we can build public support ahead of next year's transit funding vote. 

Starting this weekend at Detroit River Days, we're seeking outgoing dynamic people who love talking transit to join us at summer fairs, festivals, fireworks, and farmers markets. We'll provide the training and materials, you provide the smile and energy!

Contact Ruth TODAY if you're interested in joining us this weekend at RiverDays or before next week's fireworks.

You can also SIGN UP online (and check box for Community Engagement Volunteer). We'll contact you with more details over the coming weeks.

Other Upcoming Events

As previously noted, it's 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

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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