Oakland County

RTA Comes to Pontiac!

The Regional Transit Authority covers the full four-county region of southeast Michigan, but has historically held most its meetings in downtown Detroit. But no more! Following encouragement from TRU and their own Citizen’s Advisory Committee, RTA has committed to hold more of their meetings in a broader diversity of locations AND more in the evening …

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Major Changes Coming for Oakland County, and Possibly for Regional Transit

After decades of dominating regional politics in southeast Michigan, L. Brooks Patterson died August 3. For 26 years, L. Brooks Patterson was Oakland County Executive, focusing on fiscal discipline, “business attraction,” and “local control.” He was extremely proud of the county’s many years of AAA bond ratings and balanced budgets. (He was also well known …

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Vote YES August 7 to Keep SMART Rolling!

Every day, SMART buses take tens of thousands of our neighbors to work, school, doctors, and elsewhere, while also helping seniors and people with disabilities stay independent. It may not be exciting, but this critical service is the backbone of our public transit system and must be maintained. Vote YES on your county public transit millage …

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Regional Transit Update: A Success, Some Progress, but More Delays

The battle for regional transit in southeast Michigan has been quite a roller coaster this spring, and this week more than most! Here’s a recap: 1) Success at the Oakland County Commission:  A bi-partisan majority of the Oakland County Commission signed on in support of letting the people decide on region-wide transit this November 2018! …

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