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The NEW RTA Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb,
Washtenaw) must now pay for city and suburban public bus systems, if public transit is to ever
work in greater Detroit. This includes a motor vehicle
registration fee, sales and countywide property in
addition to the SMART property tax
or equal, which is now permanent.
Unfortunately, these new tax mechanisms and increases will never restore bus service or fill up buses.
--- Unless YOU
post this Website EVERYWHERE.
... It's your
get a real public mass transit system that
actually works in southeast Michigan by
supporting Save the Fuel Tax,
Support the plan
that worked and increased SMART ridership
on four major bus routes before
November 2006 proving that 40,000 more cars
per day can be removed from downtown
Detroit freeways without more local tax
increases by educating the registered
voters to learn how mass transit can
Do nothing and get the the
Multi-Billion dollar freeway expansions and
more Multi-Million dollar mass transit studies.
The transit tax increase advocates will work to pass more and
larger local tax increases despite pubic
bus service reductions, incompetence, urban
decay, the loss of inner city jobs,
vanished federal and state grants and operating assitance
from taxes on fuel and the loss of user fees including fare
Only YOU can make the 2016 RTA tax work or defeat it, if necessary to
fill up public buses first with fare box paying customers.
KNOW the facts or NO Mass Transit.
Remember the SMART and DDOT public bus service reductions?
The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast
Michigan (RTA) is the agency with oversight and service coordination
responsibility for mass transit operations in metropolitan
Detroit, Michigan. The counties of Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and
Wayne are included in the agency's jurisdiction.
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There is nothing in the agreement that will do this at this time.
This new authority has oversight and coordination
responsibilities for the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), Suburban
Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), and the Detroit
Transportation Corporation. The authority was also established to create
a single mass transit plan for the region, including the development, funding and
operating of bus rapid transit along four major corridors in the metropolitan area.
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Notice the word funding? That means they want you to pay a tax on your license
plate or property to pay for SMART and DDOT. So, if you want full buses then please support
Save the Fuel Tax dot org
The RTA is governed by a 10-member board which is granted
the authority to levy a special assessment and/or collect a motor vehicle
registration fee, if approved by voters, to fund the development and operation
of transit services, or the purchase of existing transit providers
with unanimous consent of the board.
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Again the word fund is key. This means money and not using buses
to remove cars from I-94 and I-75 freeway expansions or posting schedules or job growth. This
can only come if you support this website. There is no other known way at this time.
Regional Transportation Authority Tax
County Road Commission Tax