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 …
A letter to Southeast Michigan (copied directly from the RTA email, apologies that the images didn’t copy) Dear Friends, The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has been busy working to review and assess the outcome of the November election. Throughout 2017, the RTA will work to maintain and build upon the momentum and support that …
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!