Transportation Riders United, also known as TRU, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1999 and based in downtown Detroit.
For more information regarding TRU’s History, click here: http://detroittransit.org/cms.php?pageid=17
TRU’s mission is to improve and promote transit in greater Detroit in order to:
•Restore urban vitality,
•Ensure transportation equity and
•Improve quality of life.
TRU believes the Detroit region needs a balanced transportation network because transportation investments shape our future.
TRU’s Board of Directors
Meet TRU’s Leadership:
•Kelly Logan, Board President- Dearborn, MI
•Robert Prud’Homme, Board Vice President- Ferndale, MI
•Kevin Smith, Board Treasurer- Royal Oak, MI
•Megan Costea, Board Secretary- Dearborn, MI
•Deena Fox, Board Member- Southfield, MI
•Adrianna Jordan, Board Member- Plymouth, MI
•Christopher Khorey, Board Member- Ferndale, MI
•David Norwood, Board Member- Dearborn, MI
•Susan Titus, Board Member- Detroit, MI
•Marcia Yakes, Board Member- Detroit, MI
Meet our Staff:
•Megan Owens, Executive Director
•Ruth Johnson, Assistant Director
•Chantelle Yancy, Office Manager
All people in greater Detroit will have reliable, safe, and affordable access to the places they live, work, shop, and play through a high-quality transit system.
An integrated network of buses, trains, bike routes, and other transportation options will seamlessly connect our cities, region, and beyond.
This system will foster attractive livable neighborhoods, vibrant cities, and a sustainable region.
•TRU is dedicated to serving the public's best interest. We are part of the community and work on behalf of the community.
•TRU works hard because we are confident that we can make a difference over the long-term. We are results-oriented and mission-driven.
•TRU believes in collaboration and teamwork. We seek to engage new and diverse partners and supporters.
•TRU values openness and respectful candor. We strive to always act with honesty and integrity.
TRU’s Annual Priorities
1)Build majority support for regional transit and dedicated funding
2)Maintain and improve Detroit bus service
3)Develop tools and systems to effectively share our knowledge and positions
4)Strengthen TRU structure and decision-making
5)Expanded annual fundraiser event
1)Strong and appropriate rapid transit plans
2)Build capacity and develop systems to recruit and mobilize organizations and influential individuals to effectively advance issue priorities
3)Strategically recruit new TRU Board members
4)More large grants
5)Effective human resources plan, including staff, interns, consultants, and volunteers
NOTE: Please stay tuned for the posting TRU's Strategic Plan and Annual Plan Projections...
For more information about TRU, feel free to contact us:
Transportation Riders United
500 Griswold Suite 1650
Detroit, MI 48226
Office: (313) 963-8872 Fax: (313) 963-8876
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