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Downtown Detroit to Metro Airport bus + more happening at the RTA

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan has received a new grant to help make a direct, non-stop bus line from Detroit Metro Airport to downtown Detroit a reality. We get into the details on that, an ongoing service running from Detroit to Ann Arbor and more with their COO, Harmony Lloyd. Then I send you out the door with four things to check out around Metro Detroit. Feedback: or dailydetroit -at- gmail -dot- com...

The Message Is Now Clear On Transit. Ann Arbor, Detroit, Washtenaw And Wayne Should Go It Alone.

Sometimes, you have to take the hint. The Regional Transit Authority Millage – losing by a wide margin in Macomb County (60/40) and a small one in Oakland – isn’t necessarily a surprise, but it should be a signal. The Detroit Regional Chamber and many business leaders signed on to support the RTA proposal. “To say we’re disappointed is an understatement. However, we respect the will of the voters and will continue to seek solutions to connect our region and provide mobility to those without...

Deal Reached: The People Will Get To Vote On Detroit Regional Transit

We don’t know specifics yet, but multiple sources say there is finally a deal to put regional mass transit before the voters of Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland and Macomb counties. The mayor of the city of Detroit, sources close to the RTA as well as a major Detroit paper are saying that there has been a deal reached to get a proposal for funding the Regional Transit Authority through a millage on the November ballot after a meeting at the historic Detroit Athletic Club. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan...

OPINION: Regional Mass Transit Plan A Giant Step Forward For Metro Detroit

Woodward, Gratiot, Michigan Avenue, and M-59. When a bill to establish a regional transit authority in metro Detroit came before the Michigan Legislature four years ago, it named only those four regional corridors as the agency’s focus, prompting concerns by some – including ourselves – that the authority might overlook the pressing transit needs across our whole region. Thankfully, the draft Regional Master Transit Plan released by the RTA at a series of public meetings this month is so muc...

8 Things You Need To Know About Detroit's New Mass Transit Plan

Earlier today, the Southeast Michigan RTA, or Regional Transit Authority, unveiled a $4.6 billion new plan for a regional public transportation system. The plan is a response to over two dozen failed transit plans and aims to connect the four-country Southeast Michigan area. We’ve got your need-to-know info on the plan. The plan’s changes won’t happen all at once Lest we get ahead of ourselves in our bright, starry-eyed visions of a more connected region, it’s important to remember that...

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