Yes the roads and buses are falling apart.
Yes polls show strong voter support for more transportation funding.
Yes thousands of concerned citizens made calls and send emails demanding action. (THANKS!!)
But no, the legislature did NOT increase transportation for roads OR transit before leaving for their summer break and fall campaigning.
So like the last 20+ years, transit agencies will continue to struggle through with insufficient funding and decrepit buses.
But hope is not lost! Transit agencies can ask local voters of they are willing to invest in improvements. Ann Arbor voters just voted overwhelmingly to expand their transit service.
On August 5, many southeast Michigan voters will have a chance to increase our investment in SMART bus service! We’ve got just 7 weeks to convince voters to Keep SMART Rolling and will need your help.
Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved!