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. And just like the roads that we drive on, transit requires maintenance and investment, or its quality will decline.  ”

“The upcoming millage vote is a matter of values. I want to live in a place where transit riding is the norm, where people care about the options available to the least privileged in our society, where people make decisions not just based on their self-interest, but on the interest of their community and their region. I’m grateful that the current infrastructure exists in the Ann Arbor area. I’m also convinced that we can do better, both to facilitate active, progressive lifestyles and to ensure that this remains a welcoming and supportive place for everyone.”

Read the full opinion piece by Carolyn Lusch on Concentrate by clicking here.