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Major Changes Coming for Oakland County, and Possibly for Regional Transit

After decades of dominating regional politics in southeast Michigan, L. Brooks Patterson died August 3. For 26 years, L. Brooks Patterson was Oakland County Executive, focusing on fiscal discipline, “business attraction,” and “local control.” He was extremely proud of the county’s many years of AAA bond ratings and balanced budgets. (He was also well known …

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My Transit Story – The Bus is Undervalued!

By Anthony Bui: TRU’s summer 2019 Community Engagement Intern; also a Public Policy student at the University of Michigan with a concentration in Urban and Transportation Policy; participating in U of M’s Semester In Detroit program; originally from Grand Rapids For most of my life, I’ve ridden buses to get to school, work, and social …

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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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