Big Issues in the Regional Transit Authority Plan, Read BEFORE you Vote

Introduction by Sue Ann Douglas Former Oakland County Commissioner Following are the talking points document on the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) tax that is on the November ballot that Deputy County Executive Bob Daddow prepared for some of the county commissioners. I know it's long but Bob is a detail guy. He also mentions another document that County Transportation authority members, Tim Soave and Chuck Moss, sent to the RTA several months ago, and is linked at the end. This is a … [Read more...]

Regional Transit Vote back on the November Ballot

Big Four Find Path to RTA Vote Regional leaders have agreed on a way forward to place a regional transit millage question on the November ballot. The Oakland, Macomb and Wayne county executives, the mayor of Detroit, and representatives from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners met today at the Detroit Athletic Club to negotiate a solution following last week’s "no" vote by Oakland and Macomb counties at the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) board meeting. "I am … [Read more...]

Patterson Says “No” to Regional Transit Plan

Patterson Says "No" to Regional Transit Plan that Bills Entire County but Excludes Services from 40 Oakland Communities Oakland County today refused to support a regional transit plan request that would have collected $700 million in taxes from 40 communities over 20 years but provided only $79 million worth of services in return. The request to support the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) plan, which excludes more than half a million county residents from the … [Read more...]

Oakland Federal Aid Committee Funds Road Projects

The Oakland County Federal Aid Committee, on Tuesday, February 9, selected road projects to be funded in 2019.   The Funding Committee is made up of 14 members, including two from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), one from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), one from SMART and 10 representing the 61 cities, villages and townships in the county.  Projects were selected for 2019 funding through a majority vote. The Committee also voted to move two projects … [Read more...]