Senate

A Significant Win on Transit Funding!

The Michigan legislature passed a major package of bills to fund transportation and more, including $112 million for transit!

However, for the funding to be enacted, Michigan voters must decide in May 2015 to raise Michigan’s sales tax to 7% from its current 6%.

Thank you so much if you were one of the thousands of people who called, emailed, and visited your legislators to urge their support for transit!!

Transit Funding: Invest in Success or On the Chopping Block?

Michigan Leaders will decide in the next few days whether to support or to gut Michigan’s transportation funding!

ACT NOW: Tell legislators and Governor Snyder that Michigan needs a full range of reliable transportation choices. CALL TODAY and/or use our easy online tool to email your legislators.

Click above for more details and ways you can help save transit funding!!

Michigan Senate Fails on Transportation Funding

Yes the roads and buses are falling apart. Yes polls show strong voter support for more transportation funding. Yes thousands of concerned citizens made calls and send emails demanding action. (THANKS!!) But no, the legislature did NOT increase transportation for roads OR transit before leaving for their summer break and fall campaigning. So like the last 20+ years, …

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Mich Senate Proposes Major New Road and Transit Funding!!

Michigan last increased funding for public transit in 1987. Despite growing demand, bus agencies don’t have the funds they need to provide the service people demand. But that might finally change!!

The Senate Infrastructure modernization committee today passed bills to increase transportation funding, including up to $150 million for transit!

However the House voted to largely cut transit out of the funding.

Please call or email your legislators TODAY! Tell them you’re willing to pay a little more for improved transportation, IF it includes public transit like the Senate package does.

Tell the Michigan Legislature to Support the RTA!

Southeast Michigan needs effective regional transit, which depends on an effective Regional Transit Authority. As the RTA prepare to put a plan before voters for sustainable funding, the RTA needs state investment.

The Governor supports and the Senate passed $2 million in start-up funds but the Michigan House committee stripped those funds.

Please take action now: Thank the Senate and urge the leadership to support RTA start-up funding!