Vote “Yes” to Connect Our Communities with Reliable Regional Public Transit
Southeast Michigan’s regional transit system is inadequate, leaving our region at a disadvantage compared to similar regions. There is no transit system that fully connects Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Currently, each region has its own transit system that is too disjointed to provide the comprehensive service people need. Nearly 92 percent of jobs simply cannot be reached within 60 minutes using existing transit services. The overall lack of investment is a barrier to economic growth for the region.
On Nov. 8, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will have the chance to fix Southeast Michigan’s transit system and invest in safe and reliable regional infrastructure. By voting “yes” for regional transit, voters can once and for all guarantee long-term, sustainable funding for connecting Southeast Michigan with transit options.
The benefits of connecting our communities cannot be overstated. Regional transit improves the quality of life by connecting people to jobs, spurring economic development, and giving seniors and people with disabilities more independence.
There is no other plan on the table and our region cannot wait any longer. The Regional Master Transit plan is our last, best chance to connect our communities with the resources they need.
That’s why the Chamber is urging its members to share this message with their employees, colleagues and stakeholders. Your support and willingness to take action is what will make the difference in this election.
For more information on the Regional Transit Master Plan, visit VoteYESforRegionalTransit.com.