Some highlights from the Heritage article:

“The rising demand among at-risk older adults in Washtenaw County for door-to-door transportation service is helping fuel support to expand public transit.”

“Many senior citizen groups and advocates are increasingly endorsing the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) ballot proposal May 6 that would slightly raise property taxes to improve the transportation system.”

“The Ypsilanti Towne Center senior adult high-rise housing facility, Ypsilanti Senior/Community Center and the Ann Arbor Community Center announced today their support for the AAATA’s plan.”

“The AAATA has never failed our most vulnerable residents,” said the Rev. Yolanda Whiten, president and CEO of the Ann Arbor Community Center. “The community needs improved bus service for these people to access social service and healthcare programs that help them.”

 

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