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E-M:/ Next meeting of TRU 04.17.00 7pm Plowshares Gallery, Grand Circus, Detroit



HOPE YOU ALL CAN JOIN US!!
 Transportation Riders United [TRU]
A coalition to improve Public Transportation in Metro Detroit
1150 Griswold Suite 2800
Detroit, MI 48226
313.885.7588
fax 313.885.7883
kdkhands@voyager.net; www.marp.org/tru.htm

PLEASE Join us for this VERY IMPORTANT MEETING of TRANSPORTATION RIDERS UNITED

TRANSPORTATION RIDERS UNITED next Meeting. April 17 Monday [tax day] 7 pm, SPECIAL SPEAKERS!!!
7:00 PM Introductions and Announcements
7:15 PM Sen. Joe Young
will provide an update on Act 51, Michigan Transportation Funding Legislation.
8:pm Carmine Palombo SEMCOG’s Transportation Director and staff member April Lee will present an information session on South East Michigan Region’s Long-Range Plan Transportation through 2025. Slides and Handouts Question and Answer time

WE WILL ALSO BE UNVEILING AN ALTERNATIVE VISION FOR IMPROVED TRANSIT ACCESS AND MOBILITY IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT!

New Location: Swords into Plowshares Gallery  45 E. Adams NW corner of Wood Ward and Grand Circus Park, Between Comerica Park and Central Methodist Church) Parking available behind gallery. $3 donation to pay cost of meeting space  scholarships available at the door.

Upcoming other Transit related dates  - mark your calendars
·       SEMCOG’s TAC April 25, 2000, 9:30 am  19th Floor Edison Plaza; Public Comments on Long Range Plan invited.  Public comment period at the beginning of the meeting ONLY!. Meeting starts on time.

·       Woodward Corridor Transit Study originally scheduled for March 29 have been rescheduled to Wednesday May 3. Woodward Corridor Transit Study:
·       Steering Committee meeting 10 am. Invitation Only, but TRU has a seat.
·       Public meeting for stakeholders: 1:30 pm First Congregational Church, Northeast corner of Forest and Warren, Park behind church. Free
·       Community Report First Congregational Church, 6 pm (? I think) Northeast corner of Forest and Warren, Park behind church. Free
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·       Detroit’s Working for Environmental Justice Transportation, Summit and Training Saturday May 20. For details contact Terrace Lang at 313-821-1064, or terracelang@hotmail.com

·       Congresswoman’s Kilpatrick’s Regional Transportation Summit June 5 Details TBA

·       SEMCOG’s Recertification Meetings June 14 & 15; Related public hearing. Time and format details TBA

Karen D. Kendrick-Hands
Air Policy Director,
East Michigan Environmental Action Council
Co-founder, Transportation Riders United
1067 Devonshire Road
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
313.885.7588, fax 313.885.7883
kdkhands@voyager.net

Check out TRU's web page at http://www.marp.org/tru.htm

If you don't ask the right questions, you will never get to the right answers . . .