By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; July 15, 2019
After failing to pass a regional transit millage in 2016, the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has unveiled its updated plan for Southeast Michigan. Though it’s still far away, many will already wonder if the plan will be on the 2020 ballot.
As part of its task of coordinating the various transit systems in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties, the RTA is obligated to update its plan with regional goals and priorities, and to set a broader vision that various local authorities (like SMART and DDOT) can work towards. With the release of this most recent plan, the body did just that.