Exciting Regional Transportation News!

A Regional Transit Master Plan (http://www.rtamichigan.org/masterplan/) has been developed that will provide a modern, reliable regional public transit system that connects Southeast Michigan’s four counties, and improve access to jobs, medical care, shopping and more.

Key Highlights Include:

    • Connecting Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties
      • Will provide service to communities that currently opt-out
    • Increased ADA/Paratransit service area (services for seniors/people with disabilities)
    • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Woodward, Gratiot, Michigan Avenue
    • Several Cross  County Connectors
    • Airport Express service
    • Regional Fare cards

In November, voters will be asked to fund the system with a 1.2 property tax millage, which is an average of $120 per year.

The plan will provide high-quality, transit access (within ¼ mile) to:  Over 946,150 jobs, over 1,125,450 residents , 23 colleges and 310 schools, 22 hospitals, over 100 grocery stores, 410 parks and 47 libraries. This access will enhance independence for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and improve the overall quality of life in our region.

 

For more information, or to find out how you can become involved, please contact Roberta Habowski at rhabowski@aaa1b.com or 248-262-9211.