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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6-8pm
Don’t miss the biggest transit event of 2018 -- TRU Annual Meeting! Learn what’s happening in SE MI public transit and what you can do to make it better, including: -- The State of Transit panel and discussion with leaders of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and area transit agencies, -- Regional Transit Awards presentation, and -- Election of TRU Board of Directors. RTA Board Chair Paul Hillegonds has agreed to join The State of Transit panel, sharing the RTA's plans for 2018 (at least as much as is known at the time!) Detroit Chief of Mobility Innovation Mark de la Vergne will also be on the panel. More details coming soon. Hosted by Transportation Riders United, the Detroit region’s nonprofit transit advocate since 1999.
Monday, January 30, 2017 from 6-8pm
Annual meeting of Transportation Riders United (TRU)
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 6-8:30pm
Join transit supporters and allies next Thursday evening to: - Get updates on the latest in Detroit area transit and upcoming opportunities to shape transit plans and priorities; - Discover best practices for public involvement in transit decision-making and learn how to get your community engaged; and - Learn about TRU activities and priorities and vote on new TRU board members (if you’ve donated this year). Agenda: 5:30 pm Registration and reception with light refreshments 6:30 pm Welcome, TRU Business Meeting, and presentation of 2014 Transit Year-in-Review 7:30 pm Presentations on Community Engagement and opportunities for involvement 8:30 pm Closing
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 10-11am
@Rosa Parks Transit Center
Join us at downtown Detroit's Rosa Parks Transit Center from 10:00am - 11:00am tomorrow to share the message of how important transit is with riders, drivers, elected officials, and the media. All transit supporters are invited and encouraged to participate!! Public transit is sorely underfunded at the federal level too. That is why our friends at the Amalgamated Transit Union are holding a nation-wide Day of Action tomorrow. In Detroit, Lansing, and all across the country, transit employee union members will be transit centers talking with riders and urging them to call their members of Congress to demand increased funding. “The underfunding of transit has led to deep service cuts, increased fares and angry riders, who account for an uptick in attacks on our drivers,” said Fred Westbrook, President of ATU Local 26, which represents Detroit bus drivers. “Workers and transit advocates are standing up in Detroit and cities across the U.S. and Canada, not just defending what we have in transit – but fighting to expand it.” Transit supporters are invited and encouraged to join in the effort! Help mobilize riders at transit centers across the region. Call the ATU Local 26 at (313) 873-5541 to find out how you can help.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:30-8pm
@St. Regis Hotel
Please join us for a wonderful evening supporting TRU's advocacy and celebrating the best of Detroit transit people, projects and possibilities! Join us in recognizing the many amazing people and companies who have dedicated extraordinary energy and creativity to improve public transit in Greater Detroit.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5:30-8pm
Learn what DDOT, SMART, and other area transit providers are doing to improve their service and to better coordinate their service together. It's shaping up to be a great panel and a great event. Come to TRU's Spring Meeting Thursday evening! DDOT, SMART, The Ride, Detroit People Mover, and M-1 Rail will present on their efforts to improve their service and coordinate better together. You'll have a chance to ask your questions too! When: this Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm This event is free and open to all. We'll even provide pizza. Bring friends!
Monday, January 27, 2014 from 6-8pm
@Boll Family YMCA
Find out: * what the RTA has accomplished so far, * what leaders plan for 2014, and * your role in building public support for investing in transit! Speakers include: * Paul Hillegonds, RTA Board Chair * Dennis Schornack, Special Adviser to the Governor * Leo Hanifin, UD-Mercy Emeritus Dean * Lindsay Case, Detroit Regional Chamber * Megan Owens, TRU Executive Director Free event. Open to all! Refreshments provided.