WXYZ Editorial: Rapid Transit Authority plan meetings eager for public input

Posted at 5:31 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 17:31:06-04

Is metropolitan Detroit ready for modern, clean, safe and dependable regional public transportation?  And, if so, at what cost?  That’s the multi-billion dollar question voters will have to answer in November.

But long before you give thumbs up or down to the proposed 1.2 mill tax, you need to get the facts.  The master plan presentation team will be doing their road show until the end of this month. This is the time to find out how transit leaders are trying to create seamless connections between Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

We urge you to not wait until Election Day to begin asking questions or challenging the transit plan details.  Public input now is vitally important!  To find out when and where the open meetings are coming to a place near you, go to our web site at   There’s no cost to attend but you are encouraged to register through a link we’ve posted.

If you can’t attend the meetings in person, the Regional Transit Authority still wants to hear from you.  You can read their master plan online or at several area public libraries.  After viewing it, you can e-mail, snail mail or phone your comments to the RTA. 

It’s no secret that Southeast Michigan lags far behind other major U.S. cities and regions in providing a reliable state-of-the-art mass transit system.  The future of metro Detroit may depend on this master plan and what you have to say about it. 

I’m Mike Murri, Vice President & General Manager

Broadcast: June 23 - 26, 2016