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 …
Balanced transportation investments? Ha! The Michigan House Transportation Appropriations committee passed a budget June 6 that would drastically gut many essential transportation investments in a vain attempt to fix the roads without any new investments. Tell them NO gutting transit for roads! Public transit provides a critical lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who …
We are TRU are very disappointed that Proposal 1 didn’t pass. Transit systems throughout Michigan needed the extra $115 million a year Prop 1 would have provided!
But now it’s time to move forward. And we need your help:
1) As the road funding debate rages, tell your state legislators to fund a full transportation funding fix that includes transit and doesn’t gut important state services.
2) It is up to us in southeast Michigan to raise our own funds to improve transit, which the RTA will ask voters to do in Nov 2016. Please support TRU’s efforts to get people throughout our region thinking about and sharing why #TransitMatters!
3) Voters in Nov 2016 will need a clear, simple plan to vote on. The RTA will be developing a Regional Transit Action Plan over the next six months. Join TRU and the RTA Tuesday May 12 at Campus Martius for the kickoff of a region-wide discussion on the transit system our region wants, needs, and is willing to pay for!