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Southeast Michigan’s labor unions say YES for regional transit

Posted: 10/07/16

Detroit – The UAW and more than a dozen other labor organizations representing more than a quarter million members across the automobile, construction trades, education, health care, and public safety sectors have endorsed the Vote YES for regional transit ballot initiative this November.

“We’re honored to receive the endorsement of the UAW and so many of the region’s labor organizations and the hardworking men and women they represent,” said Shaun Wilson, spokesperson for Citizens for Connecting our Communities, the official ballot committee committed to making regional transit a reality. “Labor unions understand the connection between transportation and good-paying jobs. Reliable regional transit is a must to effectively connect our communities across Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties – and get our workers to available jobs and opportunities. A YES vote for regional transit is a YES to support workers and their families who live and work in the region.”

If approved by voters this fall, the Regional Master Transit Plan will include the QLINE and connect more than 2,600 miles, four million residents and nearly two million existing jobs across Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, ensuring frequent, seamless service on major regional corridors and key connectors instead of today’s fragmented and limited options. It will also increase paratransit services by at least 33 percent to help provide greater independence for seniors and people with disabilities. The 20-year plan will see most new service completed within the first five years.

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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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