transit funding

Counties Debate SMART Millage Increase, Potential New Service?

SMART provides an essential service, connecting people to jobs, job training, doctors, and more. However SMART does not have the funding it needs to meet our community’s transportation needs. Between declining property values, declining state and federal support, and increasing costs, SMART has not been able to even maintain service levels, let alone provide the expanded service that riders and employers need.

For these reasons and more, TRU is urging County Commissioners to give voters a chance to support an increased SMART millage on the ballot this August.

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!