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Motor City Freedom Riders



An organization of metro Detroit bus riders and our allies, working together across city and county lines to unite bus riders in a movement for better public transit service, and so bring about transportation freedom.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
Cass Commons
We would like to report back from the Rally for Regional Transit, the RTA Board's retreat, and other meetings around the region on a number of important developments for public transit. We'll be planning our response to these developments and signing people up for our Media, Finance, Strategy, and Policy Research Committees, as well as introducing our summer transit fellowship program. Food will be provided.
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8-10am
The 3-mile QLINE streetcar, a $140 million project that duplicates existing bus service, is opening May 12 to a planned celebration by “local officials and dignitaries.” Meanwhile, those same officials and dignitaries continue to do nothing about the ongoing transportation crisis in our region, as thousands of us are stranded by the lack of adequate transit service in the city of Detroit and the suburbs. We can’t let the region’s rich and powerful continue to evade responsibility for taking action for real regional transit. We need to send a message that we will hold them accountable for taking steps to improve transit: most importantly, by placing another regional transit measure on the ballot for voters to approve in 2018, and putting their full support behind that proposal. Join us in a rally for real regional transit that addresses the needs of bus riders and the broader public, not just the profit margins of developers. Stay tuned for details on the rally time and schedule.