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But from "Where?"

A - Washington D.C., 20590, U.S.A. ..Capitol of the United States of America
B - Lansing, Michigan, 48909, U.S.A. ..State Capitol of Michigan
C - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
D - The Home Depot®Store 2455 Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30339
E - You - Tax Increases - Local / Property / County taxes

The County Transit Authority Tax

These taxes are on housing, sales and income specific to counties, cities and regional areas. In Michigan, they are on housing*(1) (property) paid toward a transit authority. Other tax mechanisms are being considered. Sales include tourists but are *(2)regressive which result in economic disparities among counties, workers and industries. Income, other then federal and state result in job displacements as industries move to nearby areas with lower costs. These taxes only work when large capital investments for infrastructure are used to provide attractive and competitive alternatives to the private car with users paying a large share. In Detroit, the use of the state fuel tax to operate public buses configured to make the freeways handicapped accessible is most efficient because the *(3)highest rider-ship bus routes are the ones that the freeways replaced and they follow them. The defeat of county transit tax increases can work to get higher wages to move workers to their jobs and force competition should the state not maintain current subsidies. There are enough funds programmed in the “2030 Regional Transportation Plan” to maintain the existing transit system.*(4) This will take much work and more direct industry supports from user fees.

DARTA was only another layer of government back to top

The purpose of the DARTA agreement was the re-distribution and allocation of federal and state funds and to enter into labor agreements. This means, “to assume control, possession and responsibility” over existing territorial jurisdictions. It was stated that this will positively position the region for federal funding for startup costs which proved to be another empty promise. The agreement itself and many other sources*(5) demonstrate and verify the involvement of significantly large costs. It was time to convert a large Detroit area freeway project such as I-94 (Lodge Fwy to Conner) to mass transit AND make it work by removing people from cars to buses. Instead, false propagandas were used at Livonia city hall that worked against the efforts to keep public bus service on November 8, 2005, when the majority voted to leave the county transit authority. The commanding of a high price as an essential nature of worth and made or done at heavy expense and sacrifice does not mean increased federal funding or efficiencies. Generally, government public transit in the U.S.A. costs too much.*(6)

In Detroit, mass transit "costs too much" according to ...

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*(1) In Michigan it costs $13.58 per hour to afford decent housing - National Low Income Housing Coalition and
*(3) Metropolitan Affairs Coalition/speedlinkfinalreport.pdf pg 12
*(4) SEMscope, Fall 2004, pg 2
*(5) Brookings Institute - Government Failure is U.S. Transportation
*(6) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) - Database

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