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University presidents’ throw support behind AAATA transit expansion proposal

Some highlights from Ryan Stanton’s MLive article:

“The presidents of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College have announced they’re endorsing a proposal to expand transit services in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township.”

“U-M President Mary Sue Coleman expressed her personal support for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s 0.7-mill tax proposal at an […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ypsilanti mayor encourages yes vote on transit tax increase

Highlights from MLive guest column by Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber:

“The AAATA board has given voters in Ann Arbor, the city of Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township the opportunity to raise new transit revenues with a YES vote on May 6. Voting YES will provide funding for more buses and expanded hours of service in all three […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Opposition makes another false accusation

A few highlights from Ryan Stanton’s MLive article:

“In the latest twist in the debate over expanding local transit services, one of the leaders of an opposition group is accusing Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority employees of stealing his group’s campaign signs from a downtown property.”

“In an email sent Monday night to AAATA CEO Michael Ford, Ted Annis, […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

VIDEO: Transit Tax Forum

On Monday, April 7th, the Ann Arbor League of Women Voters hosted a Transit Tax Forum.

Watch the event here:

 

Read MLive’s article about it by clicking here.

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OpEd: Vote Yes to Buses and a More Connected Community

Some highlights from the article:

“Ann Arbor is fortunate to have a supremely functional public transit system – that’s not something I had growing up in an inner ring suburb of Detroit. But it has a ways to go to serve the needs of everyone in our community, especially as that community grows and changes. […]

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EMU professor advocates for investment in the AAATA

Some highlights from the article:

“There is not a week that goes by in my job at Eastern Michigan University that don’t I find myself looking to the AAATA as a resource to help people in Ypsilanti.”

“While expanded mass transit is not the solution to every transportation problem individuals and families face, expanding and improving […]

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ann Arbor senior citizen groups voice support for AAATA ballot proposal plan

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 […]

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Heritage’s “Moving Forward” discusses More Buses in our community

Read Ben Baird’s full article by clicking here.

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Good news: More transit supporters — All 4 Ann Arbor mayoral candidates are on board!

AnnArbor.com asked the 4 mayoral candidates where they stand on the transit millage. Guess what? They’re all on board! You can read Ryan Stanton’s full article here, but here are some of the highlights:
Sabra Briere, Stephen Kunselman, Sally Hart Petersen and Christopher Taylor each separately indicated this week they’re supporting a 0.7-mill transit tax proposal […]

By |March 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|