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Public Input Wanted For New Regional Transit Authority System Plans

Oct 8, 2015

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan, known as the RTA, will host its first public forum on how to improve public transportation in Metro Detroit.  That meeting will take place today at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

The RTA is in the process of creating a regional master plan for three major rapid transit corridors.

A meeting will be held from 4PM to 7 PM at EMU's College of Business to get the public's input on what the new system should be.

Travis Gonyou, spokesperson for the RTA says, it could either be a bus or light-rail system but nothing has been set in stone.

Michigan, Woodward and Gratiot Avenues are the three corridors that will connect commuters from cities such as Detroit to Ann Arbor.

Currently, there is no deadline for when the project will be completed but construction can start late next year.