Transportation Riders United
Sep 18, 2017
Megan Owens - Executive Director
Transportation Riders United

Megan Owens is the Executive Director of Transportation Riders United (TRU), Detroit’s nonprofit transit advocate, dedicated to improving public transit throughout greater Detroit. For more than ten years, she has been a leading transit voice relied on by media, public officials, and transit supporters. She also Chairs the Oakland County Public Transit Authority, which oversees SMART bus service, and serves on the Regional Transit Authority’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee. 
A lifelong Michigan resident, Ms. Owens has experience with the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, PIRGIM (the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan), the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit (class 31), the Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Executive Leadership Fellowship and the Center for Progressive Leadership. She lives at the intersection of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties with her husband and daughters.  


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