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Millage to fund TheRide services in 3 counties extended

Government Issues| August 8, 2018

Will enable agency to preserve expanded fixe- route bus service levels, as well as the improved transit services for seniors and persons with disabilities, approved in 2014.

Ann Arbor Transit millage renewal to hit August ballot

Government Issues| March 19, 2018

By renewing and restoring the same tax rate of 0.7 mills that voters first approved in 2014, the board's resolution states, the AAATA would be able to maintain the expanded levels of public transit and paratransit services that have been introduced in recent years.

Government Issues| November 10, 2016

Ballot measure defeat sends Mich. RTA officials back to drawing board

The 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax would have raised $4.6 billion for mass transit in Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland counties.

Management & Operations| May 31, 2016

Mich.'s RTA set to unveil 4-county transportation millage proposal

RTA CEO Michael Ford has said the tax likely would be about 1 to 1.2 mills, which would raise money to build bus rapid transit lines in four corridors, create the long-discussed commuter rail service and cover annual operating costs.

Management & Operations| April 19, 2016

Detroit region transit plan includes BRT, commuter rail

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan's plan includes more than 70 bus rapid transit stops on three corridors, a transit connection to Detroit Metro Airport, and a commuter rail line connecting Detroit to Ann Arbor, Mich.,

Government Issues| November 5, 2015

Mich. Township voters approve transit funding measure

The 10-year, 0.3627-mill transit tax will fund transit services that are a part of TheRide’s Five-Year Transit Improvement Program. The tax will raise approximately $403,000 when first levied.

Accessibility| July 24, 2014

SMART officials say future of bus system rides on tax vote

Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.
Bus| June 6, 2014

TARTA workers protest funding source

Union representatives urged local leaders to take another look at switching to sales-tax funding, which would be “more equitable and pay-as-you-go” compared to property taxes, whose revenue has slumped during the last five years as area real-estate values tumbled.
Bus| May 22, 2014

Mich. RTA votes to hire Ann Arbor chief, Ford for CEO post

Michael G. Ford, CEO of Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, recently celebrated the passage of the agency's public transportation millage.
Bus| April 21, 2014

University presidents support Michigan transit expansion tax

An opposition group asserts that Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority could operate more efficiently by cutting staff and other costs.
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