I'm excited to announce the awardees of the 2016 Regional Transit Awards:
- Unsung Hero Award: Joel Batterman, a creative and dedicated transit advocate and organizer
- Exemplary Innovation Award: WSU Office of Economic Development for their placemaking initiatives
- Public Participation Progress Award: DDOT for their recent efforts to involve riders in transit decision-making
- Transit Activist of the Year: Lisa Franklin, a persistent champion for people with disabilities
- Transit Employee of the Year: DDOT Driver DeJuan Brown, for his caring and respectful customer service
Please join us as we celebrate these excellent people and projects at TRU's 2016 Regional Transit Awards dinner.
Note: Early bird discount ends tomorrow (April 20).
Buy your tickets today!
Mingle with transit officials, community leaders and other transit supporters as we celebrate regional transit progress and recognize some of the people and projects that made it happen with Regional Transit Awards.
This fifth annual event will take place Thursday May 12 at the Greektown Casino Hotel ballroom, with an hors d'oeuvres reception at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm.
The event includes an hors d'oeuvres reception, wine, and a three-course dinner, in addition to the Awards ceremony. Tickets are $75 if purchased by April 20, $35 of which is a tax-deductible contribution to TRU's ongoing work as our region's transit advocate. Full tables of eight are available for $600. Bring your friends, colleagues and bus buddies along!
Don't miss this opportunity to support TRU and celebrate transit progress and potential! I look forward to seeing you on May 12.
PS - Transportation Riders United - TRU - is Detroit's nonprofit transit advocate, working since 1999 to improve bus service, remove barriers to rapid transit, and advocate for smart transportation investments
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