DDOT Paratransit in Crisis: Service for Seniors, Detroiters with Disabilities Threatened

Among the most essential public transportation that exists is paratransit service for seniors and people with disabilities. Many of the most fragile in our community depend on paratransit rides from MetroLift, SMART, and others to pick them up at home and take them to doctors appointments, grocery shopping, work, and elsewhere because they physically can’t …

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Big Win for Public Transit!

Wow. We always knew people support public transportation. But few of us expected how widespread the support is, once elected officials get out of the way! According to unofficial election results from the Nov 8 vote: Oakland County expanded transit countywide for the first time ever with 57% support! And Macomb County renewed SMART with …

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Vote YES for County Transit: Why and How

Voters throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties are deciding whether to maintain and expand public transit. On the November 8 ballot will be: The Macomb County Public Transit millage – to renew the millage that funds SMART and local transit providers The Oakland County Public Transit millage – to renew SMART and rural transit services AND …

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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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Join our Transit Town Hall events!

In advance of transit being on the ballot across Oakland and Macomb Counties, we’re bringing together civic leaders, riders, agency staff, and others for a series of Transit Town Hall events. RSVP now for these upcoming events: Macomb Transit Town Hall – Tuesday, Sept 20, 6pm at MCC in Warren Oakland Transit Town Hall – …

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