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Transportation Riders United Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: To improve & promote transit throughout greater detroit

Programs: Community outreach and engagement informing and engaging transit stakeholders and the broader public about transit news, events and opportunities for involvement.

smart bus millage campaign making the case to voters to support passage of the millage that funds current and expanded smart bus and paratransit services in macomb, oakland, and wayne counties.

bus improvement advocacy monitoring, promoting, and advocating for improvements in existing bus service and funding, and seeking to provide bus riders a voice in transit decisions.

regional transit advocacy monitoring, supporting, and advising the regional transit authority (rta) and otherwise advocating for improved transit throughout southeast michigan with and through the rta. Transportation advocacy (other) monitoring and seeking to improve non-bus and non-rta transportation projects including m-1 rail streetcar, bus rapid transit development, and highway expansion proposals. Public education and support educating the public about the value of transit and building public support for funding regional transit improvement and expansion.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

For over two years I've volunteered at various levels and have always been encouraged by the professionalism of the Board and staff members of TRU.
Whether obtaining signatures for "bus" or the light rail, speaking with Michigan Congressional Representatives everyone has a back story they want to share and thereby garning trust for what TRU is all about - Public Transportation is for everyone and we all at one time or another have need of the public service for the entire South Eastern portion of the State of Michigan - Remember we're not just providing service for one group but , for the entire web of cities, towns, villages that require transportation to manage their lives more effectively.
TRU donations may be volunteering, even from home, it may take on phone calls for donations, supporting auction sales, updating records at the office. Each volunteer has their own reasons and we strive to make each volunteer know how much the work they perform is critical for the overall success of TRU.
I'm proud to serve in any capacity for TRU because TRU does make a difference in our every day lives.

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