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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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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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Act now to demand regional leaders Let The People Vote!

Should two men be able to veto transit for 4 million people? That’s what Oakland County Exec Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Exec Mark Hackel are trying to do. They say that voters in their counties don’t want expanded regional transit, that SMART provides everything they need, and that the RTA should no longer even …

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The end of the RTA as we know it?

Who’s in charge of regional transit? It’s supposed to be the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) which was created by state law to explicitly coordinate and improve public transit throughout the four counties of southeast Michigan. Yet on Thursday, November 16, the Regional Transit Authority appears to give up and close up shop. At their Nov …

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Regardless of RTA Leadership Change, Transit Still Matters

The RTA has removed Michael Ford as CEO and selected Deputy CEO Tiffany Gunter to serve as Interim CEO effective immediately.

Regardless of leadership, the RTA mission and our region’s transit needs remain unchanged.

In April the RTA will discuss key questions about the Regional Transit Plan modifications and when voters will have another chance to fund transit improvements. Some want to wait three years or more before seeking funding to improve transit, regardless of the enormous needs.

Tell the RTA and County leaders that #TransitStillMatters. Urge them to move quickly to fund transit improvements!