Wayne County

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Overview of Transit Millages

Public Transit is on the November Ballot! MACOMB County Public Transportation Millage – a renewal of the 0.95 mill funding to keep the SMART buses rolling for another five years While SMART has been serving Macomb County for more than twenty years, in 2018, the renewal proposal came within 40 votes of being defeated and …

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D2A2 Detroit to Ann Arbor Express Service to Relaunch October 18th

After an 18 month COVID delay, the hotly-anticipated D2A2 Detroit to Ann Arbor express bus service is finally ready to hit the road! Beginning October 18th, riders will be able to book connective trips between two of Southeast Michigan’s busiest cities. D2A2 is a landmark step towards truly regional public transportation, and a major victory …

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Wayne State offers free DART Passes for Students

Step aside personal automobile: there are new ways to get around Wayne State University. Starting this fall semester, WayneRides has teamed up with DDOT, SMART, The Q-LINE, and MoGo to offer free DART transit passes for all Wayne State students, faculty and staff. Wayne State has subsidized three 4-hour DART passes per day for each …

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Speak out for Regional Transit!

​The biggest barrier to great transit in southeast Michigan is dedicated funding. Despite a narrow defeat in 2016, an improved plan, and growing support, Macomb officials won’t let RTA back on the ballot. So it’s time to work around them! Leaders of Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties are not deterred! They have developed another way …

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Myth-busting 3-County Transit

Last month, leaders from Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties came together to affirm their commitment to improving and expanding transit throughout their communities. They committed to work together to get a coordinated regional transit funding measure on the November 2020 ballot. Despite a great deal of excitement around this news, many questions quickly arose. Here’s …

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