Public Transit

MARP goes to Detroit

Date: 
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

City:

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers (MARP) will be hosting its April business meeting at the Detroit MSU Center. Speakers will include Megan Owens who will update us on the 'new' Regional Transit Authority (RTA) plan.

Imported from: http://detroit.activatehub.org/events/178807

Location: 
Michigan State University, Detroit Center: 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48201 US

Event Type:

Fighting for Transit North of 8 Mile: Public Organizing Meeting

Date: 
Mon, Feb 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

City:

The Motor City Freedom Riders, along with our allies Support Detroit Transit, MOSES, the Ecology Center, Detroit Jews for Justice, and others, are rolling out a coalition to build support for regional transit among municipal leadership in the suburbs north of 8 Mile. Our supporters among top Wayne County officials believe that moving local leadership of these communities, especially in Oakland's second ring of suburbs, is the best shot we have at bringing the county executives around to allow regional transit back on the ballot.

Location: 
Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB): 22646 Woodward Avnue, Ferndale MI 48220 US

Event Type:

Speak Up for Wayne-Washtenaw Transit!

Date: 
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

City:

Oakland and Macomb County leaders are still blocking a four-county regional transit proposal for metro Detroit. It's time for Detroit, Wayne County and Washtenaw County to move forward together.

Join us in asking the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to work with their peers in Wayne County to develop a two-county transit proposal and place it on the ballot in November 2018.

Location: 
220 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1413, United States

Event Type:

It's Time for a Wayne-Washtenaw Transit Plan

Date: 
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

City:

With each passing week, the future of a four-county RTA proposal seems bleaker and bleaker. The missed deadline for an agreement among the Big Four this January and L. Brooks Patterson's unequivocal rejection of a regional transit plan in his State of the County address are not encouraging. While we will keep organizing north of 8 Mile and fighting for a transit system for the entire region, it is time to put plan B—a regional transit proposal between Wayne and Washtenaw Counties—into motion.

Location: 
Cass Commons: 4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit Michigan 48201 US

Event Type:

Tell Patterson and Hackel: RTA in 2018!

Date: 
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

City:

*UPDATED* After a year of negotiations, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel are still holding out against putting a proposal for regional transit on the ballot in 2018. Patterson is reportedly refusing to support a proposal unless individual cities are allowed to "opt out" - the same senseless provision that has made Swiss cheese out of the SMART bus system.

Location: 
Cobo Center
Address: 
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Event Type:

Parlor Talk: Francis Grunow

Date: 
Wed, Jan 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

City:

What does Detroit lose when we prioritize cars over people?

Detroit has a problem: The combination of numerous surface parking lots, and insufficient transportation alternatives, has created a downtown full of holes and gaps that undermine the walkability and density the city needs to compete globally.

Join us in the parlor with urbanist and public policymaker Francis Grunow for a conversation about the REAL costs of parking.

Hosted by Chase L. Cantrell, Building Community Value
Thanks to support from Knight Foundation
Locals & travelers welcome

Location: 
4735 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1201, United States

Event Type:

The State of the Region's Transit

Date: 
Wed, Jan 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

City:

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!)

Location: 
TechTown: 440 Burroughs St., Detroit MI 48202 US

Event Type:

Let's Talk Transit

Date: 
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

City:

Access to a job, to food, to education, to worship and to play should be considered human rights. However, these rights can be denied without access to affordable transportation.

Hear Kristen Milefchik, a young social worker who was voted Miss Wheelchair 2015. She lives in Clarkston, a community that does NOT have access to public transportation. And she's doing something about it!

Location: 
Royal Oak Senior/Community Center: 3500 Marais, Royal Oak MI 48073 US

Event Type:

Oakland County Transit Organizing Meeting

Date: 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

City:

We're in crunch time to push Oakland County leadership into allowing regional transit back on the ballot in 2018. The Motor City Freedom Riders are organizing a local county committee of bus riders and transit supporters in Oakland to fight back against the obstruction of regional transit by our representatives. At this meeting, we'll be discussing and planning the following:
- How to leverage business leadership in the county that both understands how important transit is to economic development and has influence with County Executive L. Brooks Patterson

Location: 
WAB - Woodward Avenue Brewers
Address: 
22646 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Event Type:

Intersectionality:

Support the ATU at Grandville City Hall

Date: 
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Our Rapid workers have gone without a contract for over two years now; to try to pressure management to negotiate a fair contract we're going to be showing up at the Grandville City Council meeting to demand they force the Grandville representatives (Paul Troost and Randy Gelderloos) on the Rapid Board to put forward a contract that doesn't pass the burdens of operating the transit system onto the backs of its workers.

Location: 
Grandville City Hall
Address: 
3195 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, Michigan 49418

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