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A Significant Win on Transit Funding!

The Michigan legislature passed a major package of bills to fund transportation and more, including $112 million for transit!

However, for the funding to be enacted, Michigan voters must decide in May 2015 to raise Michigan’s sales tax to 7% from its current 6%.

Thank you so much if you were one of the thousands of people who called, emailed, and visited your legislators to urge their support for transit!!

RTA Update: Legislature Rejects RTA Funding Request, But Pledges Future Funding

State leaders found a backdoor way to provide the RTA the funding necessary to hire a new CEO and staff, who should be in place in early summer. The RTA Board is slowly proceeding toward updating the Regional Transit Plan and planning the first three rapid transit lines. The RTA’s progress is not exciting nor quick, but important and moving in the right direction.