The BEST Rally

The BEST Rally

Building Equitable Sustainable Transit

Last week, the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) held a rally at Campus Martius to formally introduce the public to the various transit planning efforts that are currently underway. The planning...
Observations from my ballot proposal presentations
Over the past two months I had the opportunity to do about 20 presentations on Proposal 1. During that time I spoke to over a thousand individuals. Election Day results were not a surprise based on the group of people who attended my meetings.
The other shoe is falling
As the debate over how to fund transportation continues, our system continues to deteriorate. And there continues to be no meaningful discussion on what we want the systems to look like or how we expect them to operate – only discussion on what the politically expedient dollar figure is and where to get the dollars from.
Vote
Tuesday, May 5th is Election Day. It is important that you go out and make an informed decision on Proposal 1. Right now it is the only way to guarantee that our roads receive the additional funding needed to improve them. Period. There is no Plan B.
Surveeeeey says!
Most of the surveys I take are pretty minor: feedback on meetings I’ve attended, ratings on my Amazon purchases. However, last week, I received a pretty unique survey – the MI Travel Counts survey sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. As a SEMCOG staff person and a lover of surveys, I was doubly compelled to participate!

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SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving 4.7 million people in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan striving to enhance the region's quality of life.