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Regional Transit Initiative Placed on the November Ballot

Posted: 08/12/16

After months of negotiation, voters will have their say on a $4.6 billion dollar Regional Transit Plan that would transform public transportation in Southeast Michigan.

After months of negotiations and public meetings, the 1.2-mill, 20-year property tax millage will be placed on the November ballot for voters in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw County. The plan would fund  bus rapid transit lines, express service to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, improvements to local bus systems and reestablish the Ann Arbor to Detroit commuter rail. The plan connects transportation services from the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), the Ann Arbor Transit Authority and Downtown Detroit’s People Mover and the Q-Line streetcar launching in 2017. The connector routes include Van Dyke, Fort Street, Grand River, Greenfield, Plymouth, Jefferson, Harper and various mile roads.

M-1 RAIL is a strong advocate for regional transit, helping pass legislation that created the RTA and supporting the ballot initiative this fall. The powerful impact of transit investment can be seen in the development happening along the QLINE route, from residential construction to business expansion. For more information, visit http://www.rtamichigan.org.

 

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QLINE start date announcement a few weeks away

Domeda Duncan , March 06, 2017

M-1 RAIL’s 2017 Community Update Meetings

Domeda Duncan , March 06, 2017

QLINE Testing Spread the Word

Domeda Duncan , February 24, 2017

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Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ridership is on and there will be some adjustments to how you navigate the corridor. Please join M-1 RAIL for an important community conversation to learn about QLINE operations, testing schedule and the launch of our public safety education campaign.

This special CAC meetings will cover driving, cycling and walking along the Woodward Corridor, as we all now share the road. There will be a light dinner served and children’s activities will be available. There will also be sign language interpretation services available for community members who are deaf or hard of hearing. This meeting is open to ALL.

For more information and to RSVP please contact the M-1 RAIL Community Relations department at 313-483-8077 or via email at info@m1rail.org.
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M-1 RAIL Community Advisory Council Meeting

March 9, 2017, 5:30pm - March 9, 2017, 6:39pm

Be engaged and get informed! Join M-1 RAIL as we host the March Community Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Triumph Church’s East Campus. The countdown to M-1 RAIL passenger ride...

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