transit funding

Help Shape New Regional Transit Priorities!

Everyone knows southeast Michigan needs regional transit improvements (well, nearly everyone). The big debate is what those changes should be, what should be prioritized first, and how to pay for them. The RTA is updating the region’s transit priorities and wants to hear from you! Since the narrow ballot loss in 2016, the Regional Transit …

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Partial Success: Bus funding restored!

House restored funding for local bus agencies, thanks to supporter outreach! But more work needed: funding could still be slashed for senior shuttles, rides to work, regional initiatives (including RTA!!), and more! Following a tidal wave of opposition from transit agencies and hundreds of transit supporters like you, the Michigan House of Representatives amended their …

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Royal Oak has a chance to do what the region couldn’t!

While region-wide transit expansion is not on the November ballot, residents of Royal Oak DO have a chance to improve and expand transit in their community! On the November ballot will be Royal Oak Public Transit (ROPT) – a 1.25 millage to: Expand senior to include nights and weekends, Increase current SMART bus service frequency …

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Royal Oak has a chance to do what the region couldn't!

While region-wide transit expansion is not on the November ballot, residents of Royal Oak DO have a chance to improve and expand transit in their community! On the November ballot will be Royal Oak Public Transit (ROPT) – a 1.25 millage to: Expand senior to include nights and weekends, Increase current SMART bus service frequency …

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Surprising Success: Fall 2018 Update

 Sometimes success comes in unexpected ways. Transit is improving. It may not always feel like change is happening and it’s not yet enough, but improvements should be celebrated! When we worked in 2015 with the RTA to develop a Regional Transit Plan, we asked our members their priorities for improved and expanded transit. We heard: Seamless, …

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