The White House has proposed severe cuts to public transportation. Join us in telling Congress that cuts to public transportation will hurt American communities, cost jobs, and reduce our quality of life. Congress must also include investment in public transportation…
The Michigan Legislature finally passed a “Roads Funding” package of bills which the Governor has said he will sign into law. Unfortunately, the package was really the least they could do, the very least.
There are a few silver linings in the package, including $60 million a year for Michigan’s transit agencies, adjustments for inflation, and more flexibility for Detroit to invest in transit.
But it also has some mayor dark clouds, including long delays before implementation, only half of the funding from new revenue, and threats to other budget priorities in years to come.
Read on for more details.
Remember the transportation funding mess that was Michigan’s Proposal 1? Well the legislature is considering new alternatives, but what the House passed is even worse!! On June 10, the House voted to raise road revenue by taking money from economic development, raising fees for…
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.
March 13th, 2018
February 27th, 2018