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:

Image of a yellow and green SMART bus with the words Learn how public transportation can get you where you need to go, Get your questions answered, and See what's on the horizon for transit services.

Join our next Macomb Transit Town Hall Sept 20

Tuesday, September 20 from 6-7pm at Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren.

In Building K, Room 301. If driving, enter off Hayes Road. Transit-accessible via SMART Route 740-Twelve Mile

Hosting in partnership with Henry Ford Health Macomb and Macomb Community College. Speakers will include:

  • John Paul Rea, Macomb County Deputy Executive
  • Mai Xiong, Macomb County Commissioner
  • Bonnie McInerney, SMART Macomb Ombudsperson
  • Megan Owens, TRU Director
  • Leaders from Henry Ford Health and Macomb Community College

Note: These events are for educational purposes and is not intended as an endorsement of any ballot proposal, political party or candidate for public office.

And join our Novi / Oakland County Transit Town Hall Oct 3

Monday, October 3 from 6-7pm at the Novi Civic Center, Council Chambers

Hosting in partnership with Beaumont Health System, Turn Oakland County Green, Oakland County Commissioner Gwen Markham, and Tia Marie Sanders. Speakers and additional details coming soon.

And more coming soon!

Oakland Transit Town Hall – Thursday, Sept 29, 6pm at Oakland University
Virtual Transit Town Hall re Youth & Climate – Sunday, Oct 9, 6pm on Zoom
Sterling Heights Transit Town Hall – Monday, Oct 17, 6pm

We’ve already hosted three great Town Halls

We hosted our first Macomb Transit Town Hall at Macomb Community College Center Campus in Clinton Township. A big thank you to our partners for the Macomb events: Henry Ford Health and Macomb Community College! Despite extreme thunderstorms, we had a good crowd and some great presentations.

(Despite a few technical difficulties, you can watch the recording of most of it on Facebook.)

Our second event was an Oakland Transit Town Hall Wednesday, August 10 at 6pm at the Crofoot in Pontiac, featuring Pontiac Councilman Mikal Goodman and was co-hosted by the City of Pontiac and the Oakland County Organizing Roundtable. Despite accidentally conflicting with the Oakland County Commission session, we had a great discussion of transit needs and potential expansion.

Recording available on Facebook.

And we held a virtual Transit Town Hall focused on Mobility for People with Disabilities, in partnership with Disability Network of Eastern Michigan, PEAC, and Disability Rights Michigan. It provided substantial information about existing transit services for people with disabilities and personal mobility stories of people with disabilities.

Watch the full video if you missed it!

Please RSVP, spread the word, and join us at these important community conversations!