The Regional Transit Authority will receive $2 million in additional funding to help cover administrative costs. SB 608 will appropriate these much needed funds to the RTA which will help cover the cost of staff and other related administrative expenses as they work towards creating a bus rapid transit system in Southeast Michigan.
The success if the RTA is vital to the region and this state and the League will continue to support efforts that will further enhance the transportation options in Michigan.
This bill has not yet been voted out of committee and will receive another hearing this Thursday, February 20th at 9 a.m.
John LaMacchia is a Legislative Associate for the League handling transportation and infrastructure issues. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-908-0303.