The Regional Master Transit Plan — on the ballot November 8, 2016 — is a detailed, comprehensive regional transit plan that connects Southeast Michigan’s four counties — Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne — with reliable regional public transit to increase independence for seniors and people with disabilities, get people to work, and boost economic development.
The Regional Master Transit Plan will:
- Connect Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties for the first time.
- Enable seniors to live more independently by centralizing transit options and increasing door-to-door service coverage across Southeast Michigan.
- Connect nearly two million existing jobs, making it easier for workers to get to work on time.
- Create short term construction jobs and long term jobs as new businesses and developments grow along the routes.
- Building and operating the regional transit system will support nearly 67,800 regional jobs over the life of the plan and increase Gross Regional Product by $6 billion.
- Paratransit funding will increase by 33% and provide people with disabilities more independence and opportunity.
- Fill unfilled jobs by ensuring everyone has access to reliable transportation.
- Increase home values by 42% on average within 1/4 mile of frequent public transit.
- A single Regional Fare Card for easy, seamless travel on all vehicles and systems.
Don’t forget to exercise your right to vote on this and many other issues on Tuesday, November 8, 2016!