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Mich Senate Proposes Major New Road and Transit Funding!!

Michigan last increased funding for public transit in 1987. Despite growing demand, bus agencies don’t have the funds they need to provide the service people demand. But that might finally change!!

The Senate Infrastructure modernization committee today passed bills to increase transportation funding, including up to $150 million for transit!

However the House voted to largely cut transit out of the funding.

Please call or email your legislators TODAY! Tell them you’re willing to pay a little more for improved transportation, IF it includes public transit like the Senate package does.

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.

Tell the Michigan Legislature to Support the RTA!

Southeast Michigan needs effective regional transit, which depends on an effective Regional Transit Authority. As the RTA prepare to put a plan before voters for sustainable funding, the RTA needs state investment.

The Governor supports and the Senate passed $2 million in start-up funds but the Michigan House committee stripped those funds.

Please take action now: Thank the Senate and urge the leadership to support RTA start-up funding!