State leaders found a backdoor way to provide the RTA the funding necessary to hire a new CEO and staff, who should be in place in early summer. The RTA Board is slowly proceeding toward updating the Regional Transit Plan and planning the first three rapid transit lines. The RTA’s progress is not exciting nor quick, but important and moving in the right direction.
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!