RTA Board Can't Muster Votes to OK $4.7B Regional Transit Plan
It's up to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and top leaders in four counties to see if they can salvage a $4.7 billion plan for expanded public transportation for the region after the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan board couldn't come up with the votes to put the proposal before voters. The board couldn't overcome objections from Macomb and Oakland Counties, leaving the proposal's fate in limbo even as time runs short for the plan to appear before voters in November. Two weeks remain to try to rescue the ambitious 20-year proposal to expand transit in a region that has underfunded public transportation for decades. Read more.
Convert Capitol Avenue Activities Rev Up This Week
The League and several other Lansing organizations are once again teaming up for the unique Convert Capitol Avenue event. On July 27-28, parking spaces became fun, creative parklets, and a farmers market showcased Michigan food. And the week is finishing up with Fitness Friday presented by the YMCA. Get in on the fun! .Read more.