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St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor CEO and U-M Health Systems VP announce endorsements for May 6 AAATA millage

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Contact: Michael Garfield at (734) 904-4388

ANN ARBOR—Two of Washtenaw County’s leading health care delivery system executives today announced their personal support for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) May 6 millage proposal to improve public transit.

The endorsements are shared by Dr. Ora Pescovitz, executive vice president of medical affairs […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Presidents of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College personally support May 6 Millage

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Contact: Carolyn Grawi
(734) 417-7732

The presidents of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Washtenaw Community College, the three largest higher learning institutions in Washtenaw County, have personally endorsed the May 6 ballot proposal to improve public transportation in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township.

U-M President Mary Sue Coleman expressed her support […]

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