- Meet some of the new RTA Board members and learn their goals and plans;
- Find out how the RTA got passed and thank some of the key players who made it happen;
- Learn what the RTA will actually do and get your questions answered;
- Get details of next steps and key dates for the RTA and how you can get involved;
- Plus approve and welcome TRU’s new Board of Directors!
The Mayor’s Office is currently seeking applicants for the Transportation Advisory Commission. We would like to have this Commission seated by November 1, 2012, so your immediate attention is appreciated.
No specific qualifications; however, we should be focused on individuals who are interested in assisting the department with improving services, restoring reliability, and increasing ridership. Individuals should also be key stakeholders in the industry (riders, businesses, school administrators, etc).
Description of Agency:
The Department of Transportation Advisory Commission shall study, investigate, monitor, and make recommendations with respect to the maintenance and operation of the Department of Transportation and its subsidiaries.
Number of Members:
Seven (7) members (one selected from each non at-large district). A map of the City council districts can be found on the City of Detroit’s website or by clicking here: http://www.detroitmi.gov/Portals/0/docs/legislative/cpc/pdf/City%20Council%20Districts.pdf
Note – Northend, Brush Park, and the east part of Midtown are in District 3 and the west side of Midtown, Woodbridge, and Corktown are in District 5
Applications can be picked up in Suite 1126 or will be mailed out at their request. Applicants will be given two (2) weeks to submit required information such as resume, references, Government issued identification and Voter registration card (Detroit residency is required). Members of the Commission will be appointed by the Mayor.
Monthly (previously held the 3rd Wednesday at 10:00 a.m)
Interested applicants can contact Eunice Hayes directly by phone at 224-3703, via e-mail at email@example.com, or in person in Suite 1126 of the Coleman A Young Municipal Center located at 2 Woodward, Detroit.
North End Community Coalition is having a Meeting this evening (Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.) The City Planning Commission of Detroit will be present to discuss the charter specific to the Citizen District Councils.
Location: St. Matthew St. Joseph (8850 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48202)
DLECTRICITY is a new contemporary light art festival in the City of Detroit. For two nights, the historic architecture of Midtown will become the canvas for local, national, and international artists to display their cutting edge works of art. Over 35 projects will be shown including video projection, 3D video mapping, lasers, light sculpture, interactive design, performance, and more. The event is FREE to the public and open to all ages.
Friday, October 5
7 PM – 12 AM
Saturday, October 6
7 PM – 2 AM
Light Bike Events
Saturday, October 6
5 – 7 PM Workshop
7 PM Parade
For more information visit: www.DLECTRICITY.com
The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement weekday schedule service changes effective Saturday, September 29, 2012. Service changes are based on transit demands and designed to improve travel-time efficiencies for customer usage. The following routes will be affected by these adjustments:
- #14 Crosstown
- #16 Dexter
- #17 Eight Mile
- #18 Fenkell
- #19 Fort
- #22 Greenfield
- #23 Hamilton
- #25 Jefferson/Fort
- #37 Michigan
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, 3 pm-7 pm
(Guests can stop by anytime. There is no formal presentation.)
at the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave.
(two blocks south of Mack Ave in midtown Detroit)
This event will provide an update on the M-1 Rail (Woodward Avenue) Streetcar Project, a 3.3 mile streetcar line proposed along Woodward Avenue between Downtown and the New Center areas of Detroit. The project will serve 11 curbside stations for nearly the entire length of the route, transitioning to center-running at the north and south ends of the system. The project would support possible future extensions north of the project terminus, including future Regional Rapid Transit. More information is available at www.michigan.gov/mdotstudies.
FTA and MDOT is beginning to prepare a supplemental Environmental Assessment on this new version of the project, as it differs from the 9.3 mile Woodward Light Rail project that had been previously analyzed. They are seeking public input on potential impacts of the proposed project, especially on historic buildings, neighborhoods, and the local environment.
For meeting accomodations, contact MDOT’s Bob Parsons at 517-373-9534. With questions, contact SEMCOG’s Mike Spence (313-324-3401).
*Originally posted on TRU’s website: http://www.detroittransit.org/
For far too long, the people of greater Detroit have suffered from insufficient quantity and quality of transit service, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without reliable access to jobs, job training, and other necessities. We demand better. DDOT, SMART, the People Mover, and any new transit service provider must meet a higher standard of service.
So TRU created a new Transit Bill of Rights declaring our right to:
- Reliable, on-time service
- Full accessibility
- Safe, clean, well-lit and well-maintained vehicles and facilities
- Public involvement in transit decision-making
- and much more
With help from TRU’s interns and volunteers, our allies and partners, and advocates like you, we plan to get over 3,000 people signed onto this statement of rights. We’ve got 1,000 so far, but still need your help!
Make sure to urge your friends to do the same!!
This fall, we will present these signatures to transit agencies and decision makers to express our demands and press them for action to achieve these rights for all who use and benefit from transit in Southeast Michigan. Thanks for helping us demonstrate the broad will of the region to demand better transit!
To learn more about Transportation Riders United (TRU), visit: http://www.detroittransit.org/
While we have made some strides in our current DDOT Transportation problem, we need to put more Voice to our concerns. These cuts are affecting all of our lives. Transportation is a lifeline to our community and for every community in this City.
Please mark your calendars and get the information out to all of your networks about our upcoming meeting “Cook, Eat and Talk” A Transportation Justice Training Session, scheduled for Monday, April 16, 2012, from 5:30-7:30 pm at St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward Avenue (See Attached Flyer). We are hosting this “organizing session” and an essential toolkit will be distributed. Churches especially get the word out to your congregations.
ALSO, MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR OUR ” A MEDIA EVENT” WHICH WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 30th AT ST. MATTHEW’S AND ST. JOSEPH’S EPISCOPAL CHRUCH. WATCH YOUR MAIL FOR THAT EVENT FLYER.