It feels like this election has been going on forever, doesn't it, Supporter?!
Yet many people make voting decisions in the final few days. You probably have friends who don't know why to Vote Yes for Regional Transit. Your encouragement could make all the difference! Please take a minute to forward the below information to your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, people in your congregation, and others you know who live in southeast Michigan:
I'm voting YES for Regional Transit on the November 8 ballot and I encourage you to as well. Here's some information to help you make an informed election decision. Thanks!
What is the Regional Transit ballot measure?
On the Nov 8 ballot, voters in Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties will decide whether to invest 1.2 mils in improved and expanded public transit service. The Regional Transit Authority plan, if funded, will create new bus, train and other transit services to better connect our communities.
Why vote YES for Regional Transit?
- Regional transit is essential to connect people to jobs. The RTA plan will expand transit to places that are totally inaccessible now, ensuring everyone in our community has access to opportunity.
- Regional transit help seniors and people disabilities maintain independence. The RTA plan will expand door-to-door paratransit service by 33% and ease cross-county travel, so people don't feel trapped in their homes when they can no longer safely drive.
- The RTA will provide Bus Rapid Transit providing convenient access to downtown ballgames, entertainment, and jobs, as well as regular regional rail service linking Detroit and Ann Arbor for workers, students, tourists and others.
- The RTA will provide convenient affordable Airport Express transit directly to Metro Airport from downtown and every county.
What will it cost?
All of the new and expanded service of the RTA plan will be funded by the 1.2 mil property tax and additional state and federal support it will leverage. The average household valued at $156,000 will be assessed $96 a year. Even after this is implemented, southeast Michigan will still spend among the lowest per capita on transit of all major metro regions across the country.
Where can I learn more?
The map and details of the Regional Transit Plan are available at www.RTAmichigan.org.
The list of endorsing organizations, businesses and leaders is at www.VoteYesforRegionalTransit.com.
How can I help make sure Regional Transit wins?
In addition to casting your vote YES for Regional Transit, please help us win:
- Please urge your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to Vote YES.
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