Public transportation is not just for established residents in a particular community; it can also be used by new residents as they integrate into the neighborhood. Moving to a new city can be a headache, and having good public transportation eases those transitions for many, including pharmacist Michael Hilden. Although he currently lives in Grand …
The Regional Transit Authority has officially voted to place the regional transit funding measure on the Nov 8 ballot! This is a truly momentous occasion: For the very first time, people throughout all 4 counties of southeast Michigan will have a chance to vote on investing in improved regional transit.
It looked for a while that this day would not come. When the Oakland and Macomb board members refused to support placing it on the ballot on July 21 and again on July 28, we feared regional transit efforts would be delayed for years!
Getting this on the ballot did come at a price – each County and the City of Detroit will all have to affirmatively approve all future changes in the transit plan and allocations of state and federal funding coming to southeast Michigan. While the sausage-making isn’t always pretty, we got the outcome we needed.
Time to get down to work persuading people throughout southeast Michigan to VOTE YES for RTA on November 8!