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Our new website is up and running. Please be patient with us during this transition, as we are still in the process of updating it.

Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

A Regional Transit Authority (RTA) was recently established for Southeast Michigan. The RTA is composed of the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw. It is governed by a 10-member board with two representatives from each of the participating counties, one representative from the City of Detroit, and one non-voting member appointed by the governor who acts as the chair.


The RTA is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following positions:


Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan - Request for Proposal - Regional Master Transit Plan (PDF)
RFP# 15-002
November 24, 2014
Regional Master Transit Plan Request for Proposal Q&A (PDF) 


Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan - Request for Quote - Accounting Services (PDF)
RFQ# 2015-001
November 21, 2014


Report: Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis Locally Preferred Alternative

Review the Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis Locally Preferred Alternative report. - updated (PDF)


Trip Planner

For regional transit trips that stretch across bus system service areas in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties, you can get transit and walking directions from Google Transit.

Note: Google Transit provides directions for AAATA, DDOT, SMART, Detroit People Mover, and the University of Michigan Transportation Services. The RTA is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of any information provided by Google Maps and does not validate any trip planning information provided.


RTA Board Members
Board Members and bios
RTA Board Expense Form (PDF)

Enabling Legislation
RTA enrolled Senate Bill No. 912 (PDF)
RTA enrolled Senate Bill No. 911 (PDF)
RTA enrolled Senate Bill No. 909 (PDF)

Follow RTA Activities
Public Notices and Media Advisories
Meeting Agendas and Summaries
RTA in the News 

Policy Documents

More Information
For more information, please contact one of the following members of the RTA support team:

Dennis Schornack – Staff Coordinator, schornackd@michigan.gov
Joe Pavona – Public-Private Partnerships, pavonaj1@michigan.gov
Mario Morrow – Communications, Media, morrowm2@michigan.gov
Shanelle Jackson – Community Outreach, jacksons3@michigan.gov
Carmine Palombo – SEMCOG Liaison, palombo@semcog.org
Sharon Edgar – MDOT Liaison, edgars@michigan.gov

The RTA will eventually have their own Web site, but will use this page off of the SEMCOG Web site in the interim. All notices of meetings and other RTA Board information will be posted on both the SEMCOG and this RTA Web page.