News Tagged With: millage
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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.


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.


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.


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.


March 27, 2014

Detroit's SMART needs tax hike to keep operating, agency says

Agency officials say if hike doesn't go through, bus fleet will not be able to operate beyond 2015.


January 14, 2014

Mich. RTA CEO leaving post to return to SMART

John Hertel said in a statement that he wanted to focus on the millage campaign for the regional bus service.


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