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Sun May 10, 2015, 07:51 AM May 2015

Detroit: RTA to unveil regional mass transit planning effort on Tuesday

from Crain's Detroit:

Metro Detroit’s regional transit authority on Tuesday will unveil the initial process of developing a regional master plan to create a public mass transit system for Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.

Details of the process have not been disclosed.

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan will explain what it intends to do at a press conference scheduled for noon Tuesday at Campus Martius Park.

“The process will provide the region with the necessary detail to implement a truly regional public transportation system,” the RTA said in a brief statement.


The RTA has a stated goal of getting a dedicated tax issue on the 2016 ballot to fund what will be laid out in the master plan, which is expected to be a bus rapid transit system that still is in the study phase.

Under a bus rapid transit system, buses operate much like a rail line, with specialized train-like wheeled vehicles with dedicated lanes, priority traffic signaling, and higher speeds. They likely would run along Woodward, Gratiot and Michigan avenues. ..................(more)


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Detroit: RTA to unveil regional mass transit planning effort on Tuesday (Original Post) marmar May 2015 OP
The top one looks like a Columbia, SC bus nxylas May 2015 #1
I am loving that Washtenaw is included KamaAina May 2015 #2


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1. The top one looks like a Columbia, SC bus
Sun May 10, 2015, 09:12 AM
May 2015

I think the vehicle is the same make and model that they use in Columbia, and even the livery looks similar.

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