November 8

On November 8, the People Will Decide!

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!

The Regional Transit Master Plan is here!!

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) has developed a proposed Regional Transit Master Plan for how to improve and expand transit throughout the four county region.

It’s a great plan that would make huge strides in addressing our region’s transit needs, including connecting people to jobs, providing easy airport access, and ensure seniors can maintain independence.

The RTA Board is scheduled to vote July 21 on the plan and the ballot language to allow voters to decide to fund it. Please help spread the word about this plan and its benefits throughout our region.