Oakland County Commission

Oakland’s Countywide Transit Plan!

For decades, Oakland County has suffered from a Swiss cheese patchwork of transit service areas and gaps. Those days may finally be at an end! The Oakland County Commission voted August 10 to place transit funding on the countywide ballot this November. A 10-year 0.95 countywide transit millage would fund the Connect Oakland plan (replacing …

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Time for Oakland County to Go All-In on Transit!

Southeast Michigan has long been hurt by the patchwork system of transit that allows each town decide whether to provide transit or not. People can’t get to jobs. Seniors are left stranded when they can’t drive. Bus routes ineffectively skip or circle around parts. Oakland County can finally eliminate that and go All-In for Transit! …

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Oakland County Leaders Commit to Tackle the Climate Crisis!

Climate change is real. Climate change is happening. Deadly heat waves. More dangerous floods. Bigger, more deadly storms. Tropical diseases spreading north. Climate change is already hurting Michigan, the US, and the entire world, and is poised to get much worse! Thankfully, some of our political leaders recognize this threat and are doing everything they …

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New Oakland Executive’s Take on Transit

With a new Executive in Oakland County for the first time in two decades, many people are wondering what comes next. Among his busy week, new Executive Dave Coulter spoke with the Oakland Press, sharing some important insights on his views of and plans for regional transit. He believes Metro Detroit “desperately needs” a “comprehensive …

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Major Changes Coming for Oakland County, and Possibly for Regional Transit

After decades of dominating regional politics in southeast Michigan, L. Brooks Patterson died August 3. For 26 years, L. Brooks Patterson was Oakland County Executive, focusing on fiscal discipline, “business attraction,” and “local control.” He was extremely proud of the county’s many years of AAA bond ratings and balanced budgets. (He was also well known …

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