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Mich. leaders to decide transportation funding; Help ensure transit is included!

Michigan’s legislative leaders are right now debating what may be the largest transportation investment in our state’s history​. They have to decide by September 30. But public transit may be completely left out! Filling potholes is NOT enough to fix Michigan’s transportation troubles! Yes, the state needs to fix the damn roads. And we need new sustainable revenue …

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Help Shape New Regional Transit Priorities!

Everyone knows southeast Michigan needs regional transit improvements (well, nearly everyone). The big debate is what those changes should be, what should be prioritized first, and how to pay for them. The RTA is updating the region’s transit priorities and wants to hear from you! Since the narrow ballot loss in 2016, the Regional Transit …

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Partial Success: Bus funding restored!

House restored funding for local bus agencies, thanks to supporter outreach! But more work needed: funding could still be slashed for senior shuttles, rides to work, regional initiatives (including RTA!!), and more! Following a tidal wave of opposition from transit agencies and hundreds of transit supporters like you, the Michigan House of Representatives amended their …

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Could a Road Funding Boost be a Big Win for Transit too?

We’ve all heard it endlessly for the past year and longer: “Fix the damn roads!!” Governor Whitmer is committed to doing just that, with no dodges, slight-of-hand, or gimmicks. Fixing Michigan’s roads will cost $2.5 billion, so she’s proposed a 45-cent gas tax increase to achieve that, while also moving education funds back to education …

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