Michigan Legislature

State of Transit spotlights huge potential for transit progress in 2020!

Despite setbacks and struggles in recent year, most people at TRU’s State of Transit 2020 were optimistic about prospects for big transit improvement this year. Even more so after inspiring remarks from both the Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and new Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter about their strong commitment to ensuring everyone can get …

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Speak out for Regional Transit!

​The biggest barrier to great transit in southeast Michigan is dedicated funding. Despite a narrow defeat in 2016, an improved plan, and growing support, Macomb officials won’t let RTA back on the ballot. So it’s time to work around them! Leaders of Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties are not deterred! They have developed another way …

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Regional Transit to proceed without Macomb County

For far too long, a handful of politicians have blocked our region’s progress on regional transit investment. This is in part because the legislation that created the RTA requires affirmative votes from every county to place a funding measure on the ballot. And it’s tough to get this region to agree on anything! Today, transit …

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Mich. leaders to decide transportation funding; Help ensure transit is included!

Michigan’s legislative leaders are right now debating what may be the largest transportation investment in our state’s history​. They have to decide by September 30. But public transit may be completely left out! Filling potholes is NOT enough to fix Michigan’s transportation troubles! Yes, the state needs to fix the damn roads. And we need new sustainable revenue …

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