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 mass transit is a sound investment in the future of our county.”

“As people become able to find jobs, get to their jobs more regularly, perhaps even get promoted, their income rises. This makes them more self-sufficient, and more able to pursue long-term goals like education or homeownership. Every time income rises, people’s reliance on government programs drops, and this costs the taxpayer less. The positive results of this investment in government spending will be felt within a year.”

Read Russell Olwell’s full guest column at Heritage by clicking here.